Webcasts: Six classes of hazardous chemicals

Green Science Policy Institute holds 3 webcasts about six classes of chemicals of concern in everyday products on June 22, June 29, July 6, 2017; registration now open

Member States continue discussion on EDC criteria

DG SANTE publishes latest meeting minutes on revised EDC criteria; no agreement yet among Member States

Temporary approach for migration of biocides

EU competent authorities for biocides decide on interim approach to set residue and migration limits for active substances in food-related products and food contact materials

Overlap of EU regulations on FCMs and biocides

Approval of biocidal active substances in food contact applications discussed, legal uncertainties highlighted by experts

EC: Upcoming discussions on EDC criteria

Pesticides and Biocides Committees of the European Commission are to discuss the EDC criteria proposal this week

Registration of biocides in FCMs

ECHA requires registration of biocides in FCMs falling under the Biocidal Products Regulation by September 1, 2016

Six classes challenge

Science editorial presents the “Six classes challenge” – a campaign calling to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals in products, focusing on entire classes rather than individual chemicals


Biocides are used on the surface of, or integrated into, food contact materials (FCMs). They help with reducing food spoilage and food-borne illnesses. This dossier summarizes the applications, benefits, and risks of biocides used in FCMs and explains U.S. and EU regulations.

List of biocide suppliers published

ECHA makes available the list of active biocidal substances on the EU market including the substance or product suppliers

ECHA Biocides Stakeholders’ Day – now live

Today ECHA hosts Biocides Stakeholders’ Day – conference presentations and live-stream available online