INTERNATIONAL

Latest UN GHS revision

JECFA summary and conclusions on certain food additives

OECD…

…New and updated test guidelines

…Validation of the Amino acid Derivative Reactivity Assay (ADRA)

…Review and validation report of the Pig-a gene mutation assay

FAO/WHO plans for the risk assessment of chemical mixtures

 

EUROPE

REACH…

…Member State Committee (MSC) deliberations on four substances of very high concern (SVHCs)

…Recommendation for amendment of authorisation list entries for four phthalates

…Update to ECHA’s chemicals database

…Call for evidence on lead substances

…Testing proposals involving vertebrate animals for 12 substances

Classification and labelling…

…Proposal for harmonised classification and labelling on eight substances

Biocidal Products Regulation…

…BPC opinion on 2,2-dibromo-2-cyanoacetamide (DBNPA)

…Consultation on substitution of cyanamide

…Practical guide on (Q)SAR under BPR

EFSA…

…Evaluation of four chlorides as food additives

…Reports on genetically modified crops expressing novel proteins

…Safety assessment of animal feed additives

…Assessment report on lenacil

EMA considers peppermint oil as a herbal medicinal product

SCCS genotoxicity concerns for three potential hair dye ingredients

Report on the options for modernising EU occupational health and safety chemicals legislation

ANSES opinion on titanium dioxide as a food additive

 

UNITED KINGDOM

COT July meeting

COC statement on insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1)

 

UNITED STATES

TCEQ Development Support Document (DSD) on ethylene oxide

para-Chlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF) added to Proposition 65 List

EPA evaluates 1,4-dioxane and cyclic aliphatic bromide cluster

Outcome of the 151st meeting of the CIR Expert Panel

 

REST OF THE WORLD

Health Canada consultation on aluminium in drinking water

Canadian screening assessments

NICNAS reports on two industrial chemicals