INTERNATIONAL

IARC assesses the carcinogenicity of pentachlorophenol (PCP) and related compounds

JECFA reports on non-dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (NDL-PCBs)

 

EUROPE

REACH…

…Test requirements for skin sensitisation updated

…Proposed update to the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP)

…Nine substances of very high concern (SVHC) recommended for authorisation

…Other items of interest

Classification and labelling…

… New proposal for the harmonised classification and labelling of dodecyl methacrylate

Biocidal Products Regulation

…Updated guidance on disinfection by-products (DBPs)

…More flexibility for the authorisation of biocidal products

…Opinions from BPC on biocidal substances

…Consultation on two candidates for substitution

EFSA…

…Statement on the developmental immunotoxicity of bisphenol A (BPA)

…Dietary reference values (DRVs) for vitamin D, potassium and thiamin (vitamin B1)

…Assessment of erucic acid in food and feed

…Review of the food additive ammonium phosphatides (E 442)

…Consideration of heptafluoropentene in food-contact materials

…Evaluation of endo-1,4-beta-xylanase for use in animal feed

…Publication of rapporteur assessment reports (RARs) on five pesticides

…Conclusions on two pesticides

…Opinion on a ‘basic substance’ pesticide application for capsicum spice

…Safety assessment of a novel food ingredient for supplements

EMA herbal product assessment of diuretic teas

ANSES opinion on phthalate substitutes

DECOS evaluates carcinogenicity of chromium (VI) compounds

 

UNITED KINGDOM

ACNFP latest meetings

 

UNITED STATES

Outcome of the 140th meeting of the CIR Expert Panel

NTP releases 14th Report on Carcinogens (RoC)

 

REST OF THE WORLD

NICNAS reports on industrial chemicals

Health Canada considers the effects of PFOA in drinking water