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24 April 2019
On 5 April 2019, the Official Journal of the European Union issued a notice approving the application for authorization on the use of substances listed in annex XIV of REACH regulation. Due to its carcinogenic and mutagenic properties, Chromium trioxide was listed as a candidate in 2010. EU also accepted the application by French company for industrial use of 1,2-dichloroethane as a solvent for the synthesis of polyepichlorohydrin used as a precursor in the production of glycidyl azide polymer. It is an oligomer with hydroxyl terminations used to increase the energetic performance of propellants and explosives.

Food and Food Contact Materials

12 April 2019
Tags: FCMs
13 February, 2019, WTO released the notice related to the “Draft Thai Industrial Standard for Melamine-formaldehyde, Urea-formaldehyde and Melamine-urea-formaldehyde Utensils for Food: Safety Requirements (TIS 2921-25XX (20XX))”. This draft standard covers food utensils made of thermoset plastic with the polymerization of formaldehyde. It specifies definitions, materials, safety requirements, packaging, marking and labelling, sampling and testing.The final date for comments is April 14, 2019.


29 April 2019
Tags: POPs
24 April, 2019, the Official Journal of European Union released a directive (EU) 2019/636 to amend the Annex IV and Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of POPs. This directive shall come into force on 13 May 2019. The amendment shall apply from 31 October 2019.
24 April 2019
Tags: chemicals
19 April, 2019, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced 11 Significant New Use Rules on certain chemical substances. The deadline for notification and evaluation is May 20, 2019. EPA is now proposing significant new use rules (SNURs) for 11 chemical substances subject to pre-production notification (PMN) under the toxic substances management act (TSCA).
17 April 2019
Tags: CLH
15 April, 2019, European Chemicals Agency issues a public consultation on the proposed unified classification and labelling of two substances. The CLH public consultation lasts for 60 days. The proposals and comments submission forms are also available on the ECHA website. The public shall submit the comment to the ECHA before the deadline of June 14, 2019.

Recall Notifications

11 April 2019
The European Commission validated 372 RASFF notifications this month, including 337 notifications on food, accounting for 90.59%; 26 notifications on feed, accounting for 6.99%; 9 notifications on food contact materials (FCMs), accounting for 2.42%. 8 of the products are from China, accounting for 88.89%. The prime hazards for FCMs are migration of elements.
08 April 2019
Tags: CPSC
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 20 batches of products in March 2019. There are 11 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 55%. Accompanying remedies (refund, replacement and repair) are taken for such notifications.As notified on the CPSC website, some customers have already got injured due to the potential hazards.So it is important to track the recalls of products to ensure consumers' legitimate interests and rights. C&K Testing hereby reminds related enterprises to enhance the product quality by learning more about the potential hazards of their product categories.
02 April 2019
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) validated notifications on 9 batches of imported industrial goods, which were found non-compliant during inspection and quarantine process at the entry ports of China. They have not been offered for sale on the China market yet and are re-dispatched or destroyed instead according to laws.

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