FDA colloquium on in silico methods

Society of Toxicology and U.S. Food and Drug Administration host event on in silico testing methods; presentations focus on drivers for acceptance and treatment of uncertainties

Washington state passes bold chemicals legislation

Pollution Prevention for Our Future Act calls on state department to identify and take action on priority substances and products; legislation covers food and beverage packaging, could restrict use of substances

Request for toxicological profile nominations

U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry requests public to nominate new substances for development of toxicological profiles; nominations accepted until May 20, 2019

ERM seminar on food contact materials

Consultancy firm ERM holds seminar focusing on current developments in regulatory compliance; discuss non-intentionally added substances, recycling, circular economy

FPF Workshop 2019: Registration open!

Food Packaging Forum holds 7th annual workshop on October 24, 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland; registration open and full list of speakers to be announced soon

Canadian identification of low hazard substances

Health Canada publishes updated document to support identification of substances with low human health hazard potential; application demonstrated through subset of 14 substances

EU Parliament calls for swift action on EDCs

Resolution passes in EU Parliament calling for EU Commission to act swiftly to ensure human and environmental protection from endocrine disrupting chemicals; specifically calls for revising regulation on food contact materials no later than June 2020

Webinar on applying read-across for PFAS

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to host webinar on understanding and applying read-across, with a special focus on fluorinated substances

EU parliament approves food law revisions

EU Parliament votes to approve revisions to the EU’s General Food Law; next step for Council of Ministers to formally approve text before entering into force

New coalition for EDC scientists

New organization Healthy Environment and Endocrine Disruptor Strategies (HEEDS) aims to support better coordinated and more efficient research in the field of endocrine disrupting chemicals; built as a non-profit coalition by scientists for scientists