Summary of responses to EU FCM consultation

EU Commission publishes factual summaries of public consultation and SME panel survey on FCM regulation in the EU

U.S. EPA considers phthalate risk evaluations

Agency requested by industry to conduct risk evaluations on DINP and DIDP; NGOs criticize request as attempt to block state action; public comment on the matter open until October 3, 2019

Discussions on uncertainty in risk analysis

EFSA publishes event report on the International Conference on Uncertainty in Risk Analysis held in February 2019; main conclusions drawn from conference focus on advocating training, scientists’ ethical responsibility, actively avoiding undetected uncertainty sources

TSCA evaluation of 1,4-dioxane criticized

Comments on draft risk evaluation question cancer hazard assessment; pending study raises concern for stakeholders regarding transparency; comments being accepted until August 30, 2019

Infographic on U.S. agency chemical assessments

Developed infographic provides overview of chemical evaluations and assessments within U.S. federal agencies, contains weblinks to key legislation and regulatory steps

EFSA recycling plastics group: 6th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel’s working group on recycling plastics 2018-2021 continues discussing draft scientific opinions on several plastic recycling processes; minutes of the 6th meeting now available online

EFSA: 2nd meeting of BPS working group

Minutes of the 2nd meeting of EFSA’s working group on bisphenol S now available online; group provides recommendations for revision of report on chronic toxicity study, discusses toxicokinetic study results

Proceedings of EFSA conference 2018

Proceedings of European Food Safety Authority’s 3rd scientific conference held in September 2018 now published

Survey on adverse outcome pathways

EU Commission’s Joint Research Centre opens survey on adverse outcome pathways, aims to improve use of AOP framework and resources, understand further development needs to enable regulatory use

EFSA phthalates working group: 11th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on phthalates continues work on draft opinion for phthalates reassessment, addresses comments received during public consultation