Volume 49, Number 7

July 2010


INTERNATIONAL

IARC verdicts on indoor emissions from coal, wood and high temperature frying
WHO Study Group on Tobacco Product Regulation (TobReg)
FAO/WHO – human health risks from use of nanotechnology in food production

EUROPEAN UNION

More REACH goals in sight
…Updated guidance released…
…and a freeze on the publication of further revised guidance documents
…Practical guides available
…Notification to the classification and labelling inventory
…When is an intermediate not an intermediate under REACH?
…Updated version of REACH-IT now released
…Webinars for SIEF members
…Share and share alike
…Calls for information to avoid unnecessary animal testing
…Forum publishes the results of its first industry inspections
…ECHA’s fourth stakeholders’ day
…RAC opinions on harmonised classification for four chemicals
…Amendment to the REACH Regulation
Nanosafety – workshop presentations relating to REACH
EFSA conclusions on more plant protection products
SCHER deliberations on carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic substances in toys
EFSA assesses conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)-rich oils as novel food ingredients
Red light from EFSA for Litholrubine BK
Group flavouring evaluations from EFSA
Application of systematic review methodology to food and feed safety assessments

UNITED KINGDOM

Dietary supplements in late pregnancy
FSA workshop reports on diet and health
COM June meeting

UNITED STATES

IRIS draft toxicological reviews issued by EPA on hexachloroethane and formaldehyde
ACGIH 2010 TLVs and BEIs for industrial chemicals
OEHHA proposes Reference Exposure Levels (RELs) for caprolactam
EPA issues final risk and exposure assessment for carbon monoxide
Tolerance petitions filed with EPA for four pesticide ingredients
FDA GRAS status for soybean oil and palm oil-derived tocols

REST OF THE WORLD

AFFSA considers implications of PCB exposure on human health

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