INTERNATIONAL

ICH revises guideline for reproductive toxicity testing

OECD…

…reviews the fixed concentration procedure (FCP)

…validates the IL-8 Luc assay

…publishes report on in vitro developmental neurotoxicity testing

…updates the QSAR Toolbox

 

EUROPE

REACH…

…Consultations on nine potential substances of very high concern (SVHCs)

…Calls for comments on PAHs

…Other items of interest

Classification and labelling…

…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

…RAC opinions on harmonised classification and labelling

Biocidal Products Regulation

…Consultation on exclusion criteria derogations

EFSA…

…Opinion on rum and grill flavourings

…Safety evaluation of food enzymes produced using genetically modified bacteria

…Assessment of animal feed additives

…Database of microorganisms used in industrial production of feed additives and food enzymes

…Conclusions on the safety of two pesticides

…Rapporteur assessment reports (RARs) on pesticides

…Publication of opinions on two ‘basic substance’ applications

EMA assesses African plum tree bark

ANSES…

…proposes occupational exposure limits (OELs) for six chemicals

…reports on health risk of fipronil in eggs

KEMI investigates the bisphenol family of chemicals

 

UNITED KINGDOM

COT discusses the risks of chromium in the diet of infants and children

 

UNITED STATES

NTP issues toxicology and carcinogenicity reports of indole-3-carbinol and TBBPA-DBPE

TCEQ issues three Development Support Documents (DSDs)

 

REST OF THE WORLD

Canadian agencies publish screening assessments on chlorhexidine and sulphide compounds

NICNAS public report on sodium lauroyl glycinate