Germany Officially Issued Regulations on Printing or Varnishes and Varnishes for Food Contact Materials and Articles
13 January 2022 FCM.Germany,Regulation,Printing,Varnish
On November 26, 2021, the Germany’s Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture adopted the 21st Amendments, updating the "Consumer Products Regulations" again. This update is mainly to increase the relevant provisions of printing or varnishes for food contact materials and products in the "Consumer Products Regulations". The amendments were published in the Federal Law Gazette on December 7, 2021, and came into force on December 8, 2021, with a transition period of four to f...
The Latest Revision of the German BfR Recommendations on Food Contact Rubbers
11 January 2022 Germany,FCM,Rubber,Revision,BfR,Recommendation
The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (hereinafter referred to as BfR) is an agency directly under the federal government, which is mainly responsible for identifying and assessing safety risks in food, chemicals, and consumer products (including food contact materials, cosmetics, toys, textiles, and tobacco, etc.). And provide risk management decision-makers with scientific advice on avoiding and reducing risks (including formulating risk limit recommendations)....
France Issues New Order on Food Contact Rubber and Pacifiers for Young Children
27 December 2021 France,FCM,Food,Rubber,Pacifier
On August 11, 2020, France published Order of August 5, 2020 to regulate food contact rubber materials and articles, as well as pacifiers for young children (‘new Order’). the main contents are as follows. Effective date This regulation takes effect on July 1, 2021, replacing and repealing the Order of November 9, 1994 relating to rubber materials and articles in contact with foodstuffs, food products and drinks. Transition period Before the new regulations come into for...
EU has Amended the Annex XIV Entries to REACH of DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP
8 December 2021 EU,REACH,DEHP,BBP,DBP,DIBP
On 23 December 2021, the European Union has released the COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2021/2045 to amend the Entry 4-7 (DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP) to REACH Annex XIV. The amendments are as follows: Entry Nr Substance Intrinsic property(ies) referred to in Article 57 Transitional arrangements Exempted (categories of) uses Review periods Latest application date Sunset date 4 Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) EC No: 204-211-0 CAS No: 117-81-7 Toxic for reproduction (category 1B) E...
EU has Published New Harmonized Standards under Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC
24 November 2021 EU,Toy,Directive,Revise,New
On 16 November 2021, the European Commission published the Implementing Decision EU 2021/1992 with toy standards EN 71-2, EN 71-3, EN 71-4 and EN 71-13 updated to the latest versions. The current versions will be superseded from 15 May 2022. Details are as follows: Standard Name Latest Standard Existing Standard Date of Withdrawal Safety of toys – Part 2: Flammability EN 71-2:2020 EN 71-2:2011+A1:2014 15 May 2022 Safety of toys – Part 3: Migration of certain elements EN...
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM Notifications in July-September 2021
29 October 2021 RASFF,FCM,Notification,Overview
July – September 2021, the European Commission validated 1176 RASFF notifications , including 1033 notifications on food, accounting for 87.84%; 67 notifications on feed, accounting for 5.70%; 76 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 6.46%. 44 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 57.89%. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: Date Reference Notified by Product Subject Action Taken Notification Basis Risk Decision 28 SEP...
The SCIP Database has Officially been Published
16 September 2021 REACH,SCIP,SVHC,Chemical,Substance,Safety
ECHA has published the SCIP Database. It is EU’s first public database of substances of very high concern in products. It aims to allow consumers to make more informed purchasing choices and help waste operators to further develop the re-use of articles and the recycling of materials. Around 6 000 companies across the European Union have successfully complied with their new duty to notify ECHA about products containing substances of very high concern, SVHCs. The SCIP datab...
ECHA Consulted on Proposals to Identifying 4 Substances as SVHC
16 September 2021 SVHC,REACH,EU,Authorisation,ECHA,Chemical,Substance
3 Sep. 2021, ECHA has released a proposal for eight chemical substances to be identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Member States or ECHA, on request of the European Commission, may propose a substance to be identified as an SVHC by preparing a dossier in accordance with the requirements set out in Annex XV to REACH. All interested parties are invited to submit comments on such reports during the consultation. The proposal is now under public consultation and...
The Use C9-C14 PFCAs, their Salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related Substances will be Restricted under REACH
18 August 2021 REACH,Restriction,OFCA,Substance,
6 Aug. 2021, EU Commission has released the Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1297 of 4 August 2021 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards perfluorocarboxylic acids containing 9 to 14 carbon atoms in the chain (C9-C14 PFCAs), their salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances. The regulation will take effect the 20th day after its release. In Annex XVII, entry 68 is replaced by the following: 68. Linear and bran...
CIRS Announces the Launch of Chinese Cosmetic Ingredient Regulatory Database (China CosIng)
10 August 2021 China,CosIng,Ingredient,Regulatory,Database,IECIC,Launch
CIRS group is pleased to announce the launch of China CosIng, a Chinese Cosmetic Ingredient Regulatory Database that allows domestic and overseas cosmetic companies and ingredient suppliers to quickly search whether a cosmetic ingredient or substance is listed in the latest version of the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC 2021 edition) and whether it is restricted or prohibited in cosmetic products placed on Chinese market. The following regulatory l...
Amazon to Strictly Inspect Declaration of REACH Conformity or Heavy Metal Testing Reports
10 August 2021 REACH,Amazon,Declaration,Testing,Reports,Inspection,Conformity
Recently, Amazon has strictly inspected declaration of REACH conformity or heavy metal testing reports of Amazon Europe products. Products that have not submitted relevant documents within the specified time will face the risk of being suppressed. Earlier, Amazon issued an important notice requiring sellers to provide declaration of REACH conformity or heavy metal testing reports. The notice states that if you sell products on Amazon Europe, you must comply with all applicab...
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM Notifications in April-June 2021
14 July 2021 Serious,2021,control,consignment,Melamine
April – June 2021, the European Commission validated 1120 RASFF notifications , including 1003 notifications on food, accounting for 89.55%; 56 notifications on feed, accounting for 5%; 61 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 5.45%. 28 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 45.90%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: Date Reference Notified by Product Subject Actio...
The Candidate List of SVHCs Adds 8 New Substances, Updated to 219
9 July 2021 SVHC,ECHA,Authorisation,REACH,Substance,Candidate,Chemical
8 Jul. 2021, ECHA has added 8 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 219 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment. Eight substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation: Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Reason for Inclusion Examples of Uses 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers - - Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c) Cleaning...
EU Notifying WTO of Including 5 Additional Substances into REACH Authorization List
28 June 2021 REACH,Authorisation,
18 June 2021, the European Commission has submitted a notification on amending Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation and proposed to include 5 additional substances into the REACH Authorization List. These five substances are: Entry No. Substance Intrinsic property(ies) referred to in Article 57 Lastest Application Date Sunset Date Exempted Uses 55 Tetraethyllead EC No.: 201-075-4 CAS No.: 78-00-2 Toxic to Reproduction (Category 1A) 18 months after entry into force of this amend...
Interpretation on Imported Paints Filing Guidance Documents
18 May 2021 Import,Paint,Filing,Registration,Guidance,Customs
According to the "Order of the General Administration of Customs. P.R.China" (No. 238, No. 240) and the "Announcement of the General Administration of Customs. P.R.China" (No. 34 of 2018), manufacturers, importers or import agents of Imported Paints (Hereinafter referred to as the filing applicant) may apply to the filing agency for the filing of imported paints as needed. The operation process is as follows: 1. Apply for filing The filing application should be submitted to...
Unqualified Cases of VOCs in the Coatings Industry in China
30 April 2021 China,VOC,Coating,Unqualified,Case,Testing
From December 1, 2020, the new national standards for coatings, inks, adhesives and cleaning agents have been officially implemented. The implementation and supervision of the new national standard has played an important role in China's environmental protection, and can also further regulate the healthy development of the industry. The new national standards not only control domestic coatings, imported coatings are also the subject of supervision by Chinese customs. Recentl...
Consumer Products will be Inspected under REACH and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulatory Compliance
30 April 2021 REACH,POP,Persistent,Organic,Pollutants,Consumer,Chemical
Recently, ECHA Enforcement Forum agreed that its major enforcement project planned for 2022 (REF-10) will focus on integrated controls of consumer products. The Forum agreed that inspectors will be able to check whether products comply with many different restrictions for hazardous substances under REACH and POPs. Specific types of material such as rubber, plastic or textiles, are subject to the duties under REACH and POPs. In this way each product can be controlled by sever...
Huangpu Customs Seized Imported Coatings with Hazardous Substances Exceeding the Standards
26 April 2021 Coating,Hazardous,Substance,China,Standards,Check,Spot
On March 12 2021, Xinsha Customs has detected 2 batches of imported coatings with hazardous substances exceeding the standards and the customs has issued "Inspection and Quarantine Processing Notice" for return processing in accordance with regulations. The Customs inspected the two batches of coatings on site and sent them to the laboratory for testing. It was found that the total content of glycol ethers and ether esters, and the total content of polycyclic aromatic hydroc...
ECHA Proposes to Add Seven Substances to the Authorisation List
15 April 2021 REACH,Authorisation,SVHC,EACH,Exemption,List
ECHA recommends for the European Commission to add seven substances, including the cyclosiloxanes D4, D5 and D6, to the Authorisation List. Once on the list, companies will need to apply for authorisation to continue using them. These substances have been added into the SVHC Candidate List on 27 Jun. 2018 as the 19th batch. List of the seven substances are as follows: # Substance Name EC No. CAS No. SVHC-relevant intrinsic property Examples of uses in the scope of authorisat...
[RASFF] Overview of RASFF FCM Notifications in January-March 2021
12 April 2021 RASFF,Notification,FCM,Recall,Destruction,Testing
January – March 2021, the European Commission validated 1053 RASFF notifications , including 968 notifications on food, accounting for 91.93%; 50 notifications on feed, accounting for 4.75%; 35 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 3.32%. 27 of the FCM products are from China, accounting for 77.14%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements. There are more details on FCM notifications as below: Date Reference Notified by Product Subject...