France: BPA proposed as SVHC

France declares intention of proposing BPA as a substance of very high concern by August 2016

EU FCM policy briefing

Non-profit organization HEAL publishes policy briefing on regulation of FCMs in the EU; prioritizes regulation of paper and board, varnishes and coatings, and printing inks; calls for ban of SVHCs and EDCs in food contact materials

BPA classified as reproductive toxicant

European Commission’s REACH Committee adopts draft regulation classifying BPA as ‘toxic for reproduction’

FCM press release: Health and Environment Alliance

Non-profit organization HEAL publishes press release on regulation of FCMs in the EU; highlights necessity of regulating all types of FCMs and prohibiting use of SVHCs and EDCs

FCM policy briefing: CHEM Trust

Non-profit organization CHEM Trust releases policy briefing on regulation of FCMs in the EU; recommends better integration with REACH and reduction of chemicals of concern

EU court ruling on SVHCs in articles

European Court of Justice ruling requires notification of every article incorporated in a complex product when containing SVHCs above 0.1%; ECHA updates guidance

ECHA: 5 new SVHCs

New additions to Candidate List of substances of very high concern; UV-filters and perfluorinated compound among candidates

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