FDA to de-authorize 26 phthalates

U.S. Food and Drug Administration opens public comment period on revoking approvals for using 26 ortho-phthalates in food contact applications due to abandonment of use by industry; public comments accepted until January 14, 2019

Companies submit incomplete chemical safety data

Environmental Defense Fund uncovers how companies omit toxicological data in notices to U.S. Food and Drug Administration for approval of food additives and food contact substances; focus on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

CLARITY-BPA update

U.S. National Toxicology Program publishes final report on CLARITY-BPA core study and releases primary data from academic studies; joint report integrating findings from both research lines expected in fall 2019

Update: NGOs challenge final GRAS rule

U.S. court rules against FDA’s request to dismiss NGO-lawsuit on ‘generally recognized as safe’ rule

CLARITY-BPA webinars: Key messages

Carnegie Mellon University and FDA hold webinars on CLARITY-BPA academic research and guideline studies; FDA upholds importance of high-dose effects; academic researchers highlight significant low-dose effects

Opinion: FDA ‘rushing to judgement’ on BPA

Article in Environmental Health News discusses main goal of CLARITY-BPA program and U.S. FDA’s premature conclusions on BPA hazards

Webinar on CLARITY-BPA core study

U.S. Food and Drug Administration hosts webinar on guideline studies conducted within CLARITY-BPA program, September 13, 2018; registration now open

Webinar on CLARITY-BPA academic studies

Carnegie Mellon University holds webinar on independent academic studies on bisphenol A within CLARITY-BPA program, September 12, 2018; registration now open

Proceedings of ILSI NA workshop on FCMs

Summary of workshop on ‘Scientific advances and challenges in safety evaluation of food packaging materials’ now published

CLARITY-BPA: Update and critical voices

HuffPost article addresses draft CLARITY-BPA report, various approaches to toxicity testing by regulatory and academic scientists, impact on future chemical risk assessments