On its website dedicated to endocrine disruptors, the European Commission’s (EC) Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) informed that a new draft regulation for setting criteria to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in the field of pesticides will be discussed during the next meeting of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SC-PAFF) on December 12-13, 2017. In October 2017, the European Parliament (EP) rejected the EC’s previously proposed EDC criteria for pesticides, forcing the EC to revise the legal text (FPF reported). In November 2017, the EC published the regulation setting out identification criteria for EDCs in the field of biocides, the proposal for which was not objected by the EP (FPF reported).

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DG SANTE (2017). “Endocrine disruptors – Next steps.