EU working group on FCMs: New meeting minutes

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses ex-post evaluation of FCM framework regulation, supply chain survey, EU measure on printed FCMs, plastic recycling, and monitoring of mineral oils in food and FCMs

EU technical expert group for FCMs: Latest meeting minutes

DG SANTE’s technical expert group for FCMs discusses plastic recycling, ex-post evaluation of FCM framework regulation, supply chain survey, and EU measure on printed FCMs

Four phthalates recognized as hormone disrupting for humans

EU REACH Committee classifies DEHP, DBP, BBP, and DIBP as substances of very high concern due to their endocrine disrupting effects in humans

NGOs demand action on SVHCs

European and international NGOs ask EU REACH Committee to take action on siloxanes, phthalates and nanomaterials

EDC criteria for all types of products

NGOs call for horizontal criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in all types of applications, not just pesticides and biocides; urge EU Commission to redesign its currently proposed EDC criteria

EDC criteria: Latest revision and next meeting

EU Commission publishes latest version of revised criteria to identify endocrine disruptors; NGOs and industry still dissatisfied with proposed criteria; next expert meeting, and possible vote, to be held February 28, 2017

EU working group on FCMs: Latest meeting

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses baseline study on non-harmonized FCMs, EU measure on printed FCMs, information transfer in the supply chain, and draft measure on BPA

Vote on EU waste management legislation

EU Parliament’s environment committee votes on legislative package including directive on packaging and packaging waste; European Container Glass Federation recommends equal rules and principles for all packaging materials

EU to monitor mineral oil hydrocarbons in food

EU Commission adopts recommendation to monitor mineral oil hydrocarbons in food and in materials and articles intended for food contact; 2017-2018 monitoring data to be submitted to EFSA by February 2019

Member States discuss EDC criteria

DG SANTE publishes latest meeting minutes on revised EDC criteria, summarizes different concerns raised by EU Member States