In a press release published on September 24, 2019, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) have supported a restriction proposal that was submitted by Italy to limit the uses of N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF; CAS 68-12-2). The restriction would apply to DMF either on its own or in mixtures at a concentration equal to or greater than 0.3%. A public consultation of the related SEAC draft opinion is reported to begin soon, and the committee would then adopt its opinion in December 2019. DMF is included in the FACET inventory of food contact chemicals.

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ECHA (September 24, 2019). “ECHA’s committees conclude on two restrictions and 15 harmonised classification and labelling opinions.”