New OECD test guidelines (TGs) on skin sensitisation

JECFA Technical Report on certain food additives




…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

…Application for authorisation of lead chromate

…ECHA tightens its practice on dossier updates

…Other items of interest

Biocidal Products Regulation

…Updated R4BP 3 now available

…Public consultations on potential candidates for substitution

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

Alternative test methods for acute systemic toxicity – ECVAM releases its strategy

RIVM overview of OEL derivation methods in the EU for genotoxic carcinogens

Two revised EFSA flavouring group evaluations

Health risks of nickel evaluated by EFSA

EFSA assessment of bisphenol A (BPA)

EFSA dietary reference values (DRVs) for calcium

Statement on methylmercury in fish and seafood published by EFSA

EFSA assessment of an iron/tartrate complex (Fe mTA) as a food additive

EFSA assessments of animal feed additives

EFSA pesticide conclusions

Various active ingredients in plant protection products assessed by VKM

Herbal product assessments from EMA

Norwegian risk assessment of folic acid

SCHER opinion on chromium(VI) in toys

SCCS opinion on vetiveryl acetate



FDA accepts GRAS status for several food ingredients



TGA interim decisions on chemicals

NICNAS releases public reports on two industrial chemicals

Metconazole assessed by Health Canada


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