ICH issues finalised M7 guideline on mutagenic impurities in pharmaceuticals

OECD approach for assessing skin corrosion and irritation

Draft OECD guidelines for the testing of chemicals

JECFA summary and conclusions on food additives

IARC conclusions on five chemicals

OECD issues SIAPs on titanium dioxide, chlorosilanes and di-tert-butyl peroxide




… Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

… Other items of interest

Biocidal Products Regulation

… Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) adopts opinions on active substances

… Public consultation on carbendazim as a potential candidate for substitution

ECETOC updates its TRA tool

EFSA evaluates Sunset Yellow FCF

EFSA assesses the safety of two astaxanthin-rich novel food ingredients (NFIs)

EFSA considers the health risks of dietary acrylamide

EFSA weighs up the benefits of seafood with the risks of methylmercury

EFSA dietary reference values (DRVs) for selenium

EFSA assessment of a substance used in food-contact materials

EFSA draft assessment report (DAR) and addendum on two pesticides

EFSA concludes on five pesticides

VKM concern about tolerable upper intake level (UL) of vitamin D for adolescents

ANSES opinion on phytosterols

BfR assesses brominated vegetable oil in soft drinks

Opinions on cosmetic ingredients from SCCS

Nitrogen oxides reviewed by SCOEL

DECOS evaluates the carcinogenic risk of 5-nitroacenaphthene and adriamycin

Parkinson’s disease and occupational exposure to chemicals – NEG report



EPA considers health hazards of flame retardants (including HBCD and pentaBDE)

Trichloroethylene (TCE) is the subject of a draft NTP monograph

… and a finalised EPA assessment under TSCA

Draft updated EPA human health and ecological risk assessments for five pesticides

FDA accepts GRAS status for seven food ingredients


Canadian authorities issue three draft screening assessments on environmental chemicals

Health Canada issues registration decisions on pesticides

NHMRC releases draft information paper on lead

NICNAS expands its IMAP work on industrial chemicals

… and issues full public reports on three industrial/commercial compounds

FSANZ considers maximum levels for tutin in honey


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