INTERNATIONAL

OECD guidance on the grouping of chemicals for data-gap filling


EUROPE

REACH

… Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

… Other items of interest

Biocidal Products Regulation

… New BPR amendments enter into force

EFSA reviews advances in methods and tools for toxicological assessment

EFSA dietary reference values (DRVs) – considerations of iodine, zinc and riboflavin

Revised flavouring group evaluation from EFSA

EFSA evaluates 4-hexylresorcinol (4-HR) and propyl gallate

EFSA assessments of animal feed additives

EFSA assessments of food-contact materials

EFSA opinion on xylanase from genetically modified (GM) fungus

EFSA assesses GM cotton and soybean variants

EFSA draft assessment report (DAR) on benzovindiflupyr

EFSA concludes on two pesticides

Amorphous silica evaluated by EC Environment

Herbal product assessments from EMA

PIP silicone reviewed by SCENIHR

ANSES publications on occupational exposure limits (OELs)

DECOS draft reports on the carcinogenicity of acetaldehyde and dimethyl sulphate

VKM assessment of potassium chloride as a salt replacer

 

UNITED KINGDOM

COT May deliberations

COT position paper on potassium-based salt replacers

COT statement on the long-term effects of organophosphates

 

UNITED STATES

FDA accepts GRAS status for four food ingredients

Draft EPA reviews of PFOA and PFOS
REST OF THE WORLD

Canadian assessment of environmental chemicals

Di(methoxyethyl) phthalate (DMEP) assessed by NICNAS

 

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