An article by the regulatory news provider Chemical Watch, published on May 18, 2017, informed that on the same day, the European Commission (EC) abstained from holding a formal vote on the latest draft of the criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) (FPF reported). The vote had been planned to take place during the meeting of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF Committee) (FPF reported). The next meeting is scheduled for May 30, 2017.

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Chemical Watch (May 18, 2017). “EU Commission delays EDC criteria vote.

Health and Environment Alliance (May 18, 2017). “Further delay on flawed EDC criteria maintains unnecessary risks on human health and the environment.