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

More government action on hazardous chemicals needed

UNEP calls for bolder government regulation of chemicals to boost development of safer compounds and phase out hazardous substances

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

Academic research vs. guideline studies

Article in Science illustrates gap between academic researchers and regulators about scientific evidence use in assessment of chemicals’ health risks

Opinion: Public must engage in implementation of revised TSCA

Article in Daily Environmental Report summarizes strengths and weaknesses of the updated Toxic Substances Control Act; calls on public to engage in implementation process

New requirements for trade secret claims

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires justification for confidential business information claims under reformed chemicals regulation TSCA

Food contact plastics seminar

European Plastic Converters Association holds Food Contact Plastics Seminar on April 20-21, 2017 in Brussels

Live webcast: Experts discuss endocrine disruptors

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health hosts expert panel to discuss latest research on endocrine disrupting chemicals, risk management and regulations today at 12:30pm EST (6:30pm CET); live webcast available