Mechanistic data in hazard assessment

Academic and industry scientists debate whether use of mechanistic data in regulatory hazard assessment of chemicals should be decisive or supportive only, discuss study selection process for systematic reviews

2019 ILSI NA workshop on FCMs

ILSI North America hosts international conference on scientific advances and challenges in safety evaluation of food packaging materials, April 2-3, 2019; deadline for submitting abstracts is September 14, 2018; registration now open

EFSA: Update on BPA reassessment

New working group of EFSA’s CEP Panel to commence evaluation of BPA hazard studies in September 2018; finalization of new BPA hazard assessment foreseen for 2020

ChemSec’s advice to speed up SVHC listing

NGO International Chemical Secretariat urges European Chemicals Agency’s director to encourage ‘better use’ of precautionary principle in order to speed up SVHC identification, resist industry pressure

Can regulation keep up with science?

Article by Undark discusses scientific advances in toxicology, urges U.S. EPA to incorporate new knowledge on toxic chemicals

Lawyers analyze EU Commission’s transparency proposal

Environmental law organization ClientEarth suggests ‘significant amendments’ to EU Commission’s proposed regulation to improve transparency in food-related risk assessment

Grouping hazardous chemicals for a circular economy

International Chemical Secretariat calls for removal of hazardous chemicals to achieve a circular economy, suggests hazard-based grouping approach to speed up process

ACC: Myths and facts about food packaging

American Chemistry Council comments on American Academy of Pediatrics’ health concerns about food additives, claims ‘food packaging in the U.S. is best in class’

ECETOC annual report 2017

Annual report of European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals informs about activities on endocrine disruptors, polymers, risk assessment tools

EFSA evaluates ‘General Plastic’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEP Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘General Plastic’ safe for use in food contact articles for all types of foodstuffs under certain conditions