Information about PAAs in printing inks

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment answers frequently asked questions about printing inks and primary aromatic amines in FCMs, recommends setting individual lowered migration limits for carcinogenic PAAs

Final TSCA framework rules published

U.S. EPA issues final rules on prioritization, risk evaluation, and inventory of chemicals under revised TSCA; scope of risk assessment for first 10 high-priority substances defined

Chinese draft standard for composite FCMs

Chinese National Reference Laboratory for Food Contact Materials issues draft standard for composite FCMs; consultation period open until July 16, 2017

International food contact compliance conference

Italian Institute of Packaging holds 4th International Conference on Food Contact Compliance on September 20-22, 2017 in Baveno, Italy; program and registration now online

Restriction of 4 phthalates progressing

ECHA’s Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis issues final opinion in favor of banning endocrine disrupting phthalates DEHP, DBP, DIBP, and BBP in consumer articles; all 4 phthalates relevant for food contact materials

Next meeting on EDC criteria scheduled

EU Member States to discuss and possibly vote on Commission’s draft criteria to identify endocrine disruptors on July 4, 2017

Endocrine experts concerned about EU EDC criteria

Endocrinology societies send letter to EU Commission, urge Member States to work on EDC criteria that better protect the environment and human health

BPA recognized as human endocrine disruptor

ECHA Member State Committee identifies bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern because of its endocrine disrupting effects in humans, in addition to its reprotoxic properties

EU legislation on drinking water contact materials

Industry association calls for harmonized EU legislation on materials in contact with drinking water; proposal by EU Commission expected by end of 2017

Focus on persistent and mobile chemicals

Scientists call for more research and regulation regarding ‘mobile’ chemicals, as these pose high risk to aquatic environment and drinking water quality