Volume 50, Number 7

July 2011


INTERNATIONAL


IARC monographs reach century
Full reports issued for JECFA’s 72nd meeting on several food contaminants
… and for its 73rd meeting on two contaminants (cadmium and lead) and flavourings
WHO/IPCS framework for combined exposures to multiple chemicals
Chemical categorisation tackled by OECD


EUROPEAN UNION

Sunny days ahead in REACH?
…Insufficient information on intermediates in dossiers
…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling: fluazinam and 4-vinylcyclohexene
…ECHA identifies seven new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)
…Latest ChemSec SIN list and ‘undesirable’ chemicals named by Danish EPA
…Amendment to REACH Regulation
…Other REACH items of interest
Biocide evaluations from EC Environment
Conclusions on more plant protection products from EFSA
JRC sums up human health risks from MCCPs
Pyridoxine hydrochloride considered by EFSA as feed additive
EFSA releases more guidance relating to animal feed evaluations
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers under EFSA spotlight
EFSA flavouring group evaluations on rebaudioside A (a steviol glycoside)…
…and previously assessed flavours
Bioavailability of aluminium in food comes under further EFSA scrutiny
EFSA assesses yeast β-glucans as novel food ingredients
A touch of Touchi for keeping the weight down? EFSA considers safety implications
EFSA guidance on risk assessment of nanomaterials…
…and of GM plants and derived food/feed
ECVAM-coordinated report on current status of alternative methods for cosmetics testing
Protocol for in vitro eye irritation test issued by ECVAM
Database on environmental effects of pesticides – EFSA releases report


UNITED KINGDOM


COM to consider (Q)SAR models for genotoxicity evaluation


UNITED STATES


NTP issues final technical reports on tetralin and milk thistle extract
ATSDR draft toxicological profile for uranium
EPA air quality standards – draft ISA on lead
More skin notation profiles finalised by NIOSH
OEHHA proposes maximum allowable dose level (MADL) for avermectin B1
FDA GRAS status: Luo Han Guo fruit extracts for use as sweetener and flavour enhancer


REST OF THE WORLD


APVMA assesses mandipropamid…
…and issues preliminary review findings on carbendazim
Allergenic dietary constituents reviewed by FSANZ
Joint BfR–UK position paper on endocrine disruptors (EDs)

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