INTERNATIONAL

OECD test guidelines

EUROPE

REACH
…ECHA’s multi-annual work programme for 2014-2018
…Six new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) added to Candidate List for authorisation
…ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopts fourteen opinions
…RAC opinion on the reproductive toxicity of gallium arsenide
…Harmonised classification and labelling proposals for tributyltin compounds and PHMB
…Other items of interest
ECVAM report on alternative test methods
E 912 (montan acid esters) re-evaluated as a food additive by EFSA
Allura red AC subject to EFSA re-evaluation
Health effects of thiamin, pantothenic acid and choline – report submitted to EFSA
EFSA deliberates on substances used in food contact materials
Sterigmatocystin (STC) and nivalenol evaluated by EFSA
EFSA evaluates L-selenomethionine as a feed additive
Genetically modified cotton and maize assessed by EFSA
EFSA releases more draft assessment reports (DARs) on pesticides
More pesticide conclusions from EFSA
EFSA assessment of didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC)
Parabens in cosmetics – SCCS updates its opinion
Community herbal monograph on Javanese turmeric from EMA
Dutch consideration of the carcinogenicity and genotoxicity of ethylene
1,3-Butadiene evaluated by DECOS

UNITED KINGDOM

Committee on Mutagenicity June meeting

UNITED STATES

Outcome of the 127th meeting of the CIR Expert Panel…
…and publication of previous cosmetic safety assessments in the peer-reviewed literature
Institute of Medicine reviews evidence for health effects of reducing sodium intake
FDA GRAS status for red grape pomace extract

REST OF THE WORLD

Two halogenated hydrocarbons evaluated by Canadian authorities
Australian review of ethanedinitrile

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