ECHA: Proposal for authorization of 11 SVHCs

ECHA recommends 11 SVHCs for inclusion in REACH Authorization List; substances listed in FCM inventories among candidates; public consultation open until February 18, 2016

Improvement of REACH needed

Danish Chemicals Forum – including NGOs and industry – calls for improvement of EU chemicals regulation in open letter to the European Commission and the European Chemicals Agency

CHEM Trust and FPF respond to EFSA opinion

The Food Packaging Forum and CHEM Trust address non-intentionally added substances, substances of very high concern, and other issues in detailed responses to EFSA’s public consultation on the draft scientific opinion on risk assessment of chemicals in FCMs

Restriction of PFOA and BPA

ECHA Committee for Risk Assessment and Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis release opinions on restriction proposals for PFOA and BPA

Toxic chemicals in recycled materials

NGOs urge European Commission to ban recycling of materials containing toxic flame retardant DecaBDE, a chemical previously found in recycled plastic FCMs

ECHA: Public consultation on 7 potential SVHCs

ECHA opens public consultation on 7 proposals for new substances of very high concern from August 31 to October 14, 2015; proposals include phthalate used in FCMs and UV-filters permitted in packaging inks

Opinion: Caution needed on simplified REACH authorization process

CHEM Trust is concerned that simplification proposals for REACH could increase chemical risks

Germany identifies data gaps in REACH dossiers

Half of REACH registration dossiers appear to contain inadequate data on SVHCs