IARC assesses carcinogenicity of red and processed meats

JMPR evaluates pesticide residues




…Draft update of ECHA’s endpoint-specific guidance for human health effects

…ECHA opens consultation on eleven substances proposed for authorisation

…Upcoming RAC/SCOEL consideration of occupational N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)

…ECHA drafts an update of its community rolling action plan (CoRAP)

…Other items of interest

Classification and labelling…

…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling of three compounds

Biocidal Products Regulation

…Updated guidance on the risk assessment of biocides

…Impact of defining endocrine disrupters under the BPR

…Manual of Decisions repealed

EFSA dietary reference values (DRVs) for copper and iron

EFSA gives opinion on isoflavones and associated health risks to menopausal women

Cochineal, carminic acid and carmines (E120) evaluated by EFSA

Ascorbyl palmitate and stearate evaluated by EFSA

EFSA opinion on lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT) and 2’-O-fucosyllactose (2’-FL)

EFSA flavouring group evaluation (FGE) of furanone derivatives

EFSA safety assessment of modified montmorillonite clay in food-contact materials

EFSA safety assessment of 4-acrylamido-4-methyl-2-pentanone

EFSA concludes on four pesticides

EFSA draft assessment report (DAR) on mesosulfuron

EFSA evaluation of polyethoxylated (POE) tallowamine

EFSA opinion on Allura Red AC in pet food

EFSA opinion on eugenol in animal feed

EFSA opinion of zinc chelate of L-lysinate-HCl in animal feed

EFSA opinion on sodium selenite in animal feed

EFSA gives opinion on 6-phytase as a feed additive

EFSA opinion on aliphatic secondary alcohols, ketones and esters

Herbal product assessments from EMA

Revision of SCCS guidance on cosmetics safety assessment

SCCS opinion on the nanomaterial hydroxyapatite

SCHER opinion on calcium cyanamide

ECVAM report on alternative test methods

JRC reviews methodologies for assessing the safety of chemical mixtures

Danish EPA releases survey report on CMR substances in toys

Danish EPA conducts risk assessments on seven nanomaterials…

…and specifically considers the dermal absorption of two

DECOS evaluates carcinogenicity and genotoxicity of 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide

VKM risk assessments of substances in food supplements/energy drinks



Report from the October COT meeting

Public Health England issues Chemical Hazards and Poisons report



TCEQ issues two new Development Support Documents (DSDs)



Health Canada considers the effects of chromium in drinking water

APVMA issues public release summaries on 4 aminopropiophenone (PAPP) and indaziflam

NICNAS releases reports on industrial chemicals