U.S. NTP meetings on alternative toxicological methods

U.S. National Toxicology Program’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods holds meetings on September 5-6 and September 19-20, 2018; registration for first meeting now open

EFSA and JRC continue to collaborate

EFSA and EU Joint Research Centre reinforce cooperation in food and feed safety areas, including food contact materials

Hearing on predictive toxicology roadmap

FDA holds public hearing on its predictive toxicology roadmap, September 12, 2018; registration open until August 29, 2018; comments accepted after hearing until October 12, 2018

FDA roadmap for predictive toxicology

U.S. FDA publishes roadmap to further develop predictive toxicology methods for risk assessment; public workshop to be held

Regulatory status of non-animal approaches

U.S. NAS workshop suggests comparing non-animal tests to human, not rodent, data, predicts alternatives to soon replace whole-animal tests; ECHA sees “long-way” until regulatory acceptance of alternatives for complex endpoints