Suggestion for EU FCM regulatory change

Koni Grob of the Official Food Control Authority of the Canton of Zurich publishes two articles proposing a new approach to FCM regulation in the EU; key elements are improved compliance work by industry thanks to better enforcement and dedicated database of approved substances and materials

EFSA working group on FCMs: 25th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on FCMs now available online

EC’s proposal for regulating printed FCMs

EU Commission publishes proposal for new regulatory approach for Union measure on printed FCMs, discussed during May 2017 meeting of working group on FCMs with Member States

PFHxS added to Candidate List

ECHA adds perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid to Candidate List of substances of very high concern, updates entries for BPA and four phthalates to include endocrine disrupting properties for human health

Further reactions to EU EDC criteria adoption

Denmark and Sweden maintain that EDC criteria require too high burden of proof; France promises tougher national controls on EDCs; Endocrine Society calls on EU Parliament to ‘gather input’ from endocrine scientists

EU Member States adopt EDC criteria

EU Member States vote in favor of European Commission-proposed criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the field of plant protection products; both industry and NGOs view adopted criteria as ‘flawed,’ call on European Parliament to veto the proposal

JRC data catalogue

European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) launches online platform providing access to its research data on various topics including food, health, consumer protection

Public consultation on marine microplastic pollution

EU Commission launches public consultation on policy options to reduce microplastics entering the oceans; consultation open to all citizens until October 16, 2017

Next meeting on EDC criteria scheduled

EU Member States to discuss and possibly vote on Commission’s draft criteria to identify endocrine disruptors on July 4, 2017

Endocrine experts concerned about EU EDC criteria

Endocrinology societies send letter to EU Commission, urge Member States to work on EDC criteria that better protect the environment and human health