Union-wide authorization of biocidal products

First applications for union-wide authorization of biocidal products submitted to ECHA

ECHA adopts 11 opinions on biocides

ECHA’s Biocidal Products Committee agrees on 11 opinions for active substances in biocidal products; Registry on Biocidal Products updated

DG SANTÉ consults with stakeholders

Directorate General Health and Food Safety holds first stakeholder meeting under new Commission leadership; amendment to Plastics Regulation, plastics recycling and Biocides Regulation discussed; changes to working group announced

Biocides in FCMs: legal follow-ups needed

Authorization of biocides discussed at the Biocides Symposium ’15 in Ljubljana, Slovenia

ECHA publishes list of pending biocidal applications

List published to increase transparency and raise awareness among companies

Biocides symposium 2015

Symposium on authorization of biocidal products to be held on May 11-13, 2015, use of biocides in FCMs will be discussed

ECHA biocides committee adopts 13 opinions

Opinions cover five active substances, hydrogen peroxide approved under product-type 4 as food and feed area disinfectant

Common biocides cause reproductive problems in mice

Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) used in food processing plants affect fertility and fecundity

New FPF report: Biocides and food contact materials

Food Packaging Forum summarizes the application, regulation and health hazards of biocides

US Regulation of antimicrobials

Consultant clarifies US FDA and EPA jurisdiction of antimicrobials used in food contact materials