Volume 49, Number 4

April 2010


INTERNATIONAL

Technical Report for 71st JECFA meeting
ECETOC task force issues guidance on classification of carcinogens under GHS
Risk assessment

EUROPEAN UNION

More time within REACH?
…ECHA consults on substances of very high concern
… Imminent launch for updated REACH-IT
…New group formed to tackle industry concerns over REACH deadline
…Progress in evaluating REACH registration dossiers
…Draft guidance documents published
…Appealing against ECHA decisions
…ECHA’s proposed 2-year work plan
Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of nanomaterials
More proposals for harmonised Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP)
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and ammonium perfluorooctanoate (APFO) – risk analysis
Biocide evaluations available from EC Environment
Draft assessment reports on pesticides published by EFSA
EFSA conclusion on the plant protection product oxadiazon
Examining risks from non-dietary exposure to pesticides – EFSA guidance
Food-contact materials evaluated by EFSA
EFSA assessment of basic methacrylate copolymer
Group flavouring evaluations from EFSA
EFSA deliberations on sucrose esters of fatty acids
Oregano and lemon balm extracts evaluated as food additives by EFSA
EMEA assesses safety and uses of some herbal products
Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) values summarised by ECETOC
Draft EFSA guidance on risk-benefit analysis of foods
Combination effects of exposure to chemical mixtures – an EC-contracted study
EFSA database for risk assessment of chemical cocktails in food

UNITED KINGDOM
Genotoxicity testing strategy – COM deliberations   

UNITED STATES

IRIS draft toxicological review issued by EPA for inorganic arsenic
OEHHA proposes maximum allowable dose level (MADL) for acrylamide
NSRLs derived by OEHHA for para-chloroaniline and its hydrochloride
RIFM assesses non-cyclic alcohols with unsaturated alkyl chains
FDA GRAS status for several food additives

REST OF THE WORLD

NICNAS report on sodium cyanide
Report of BfR workshop on regulatory assessment of endocrine disruptors
BfR analyses risky communications

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