31 January 2018
Clicks 237 Tags: Vietnam
28 December 2017, Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has published a circular No 32/2017/TT-BCT updating the implementation rules of the country’s law on chemicals (2007) as set out in Decree No 113/2017/ND-CP, taking effect immediately. ...
29 January 2018
Clicks 266 Tags: FCMs
19 January 2018, the Official Journal of EU issues the EU 2018/79, amending Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. The new regulation add 2,4,4’-trifluorobenzophenone, 2,3,3,4,4,5,5-heptafluoro-1-pentene, tungsten oxide and the mixture of methyl-branched and linear C14-C18 alkanamides, derived from fatty acids. ...
26 January 2018
Clicks 270 Tags: FCMs
16 January 2018, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of P.R.C. drafts out the Standard of Practice for Quality Supervision and Sampling of Food-Related Products, which concludes 11 categories of 24 kinds of products. The draft standard is seeking public advice and will end up at 16 February, 2018. ...
19 January 2018
Clicks 349 Tags: Prop 65
On 29 December 2017, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) listed vinylidene chloride as a carcinogen under Proposition 65. The New Prop 65 list is effective immediately. ...
16 January 2018
Clicks 1676 Tags: SVHCs
Helsinki 15 January 2018-ECHA adds seven new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List and updates the entry for bisphenol A (BPA). Up to now, the SVHC list is updated to 181 items. 20 December 2017, ECHA had informed in advance that the material information to be updated. Seven New Substances to add to the SVHC List-C&K Testing reported on 21 December 2017. ...
15 January 2018
Clicks 1342 Tags: REACH
10 January 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union releases Directive (EU) 2018/35, amending Annex XVII to REACH Regulation as regards octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (‘D4’) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (‘D5’) in cosmetic products. ...
9 January 2018
Clicks 492 Tags: FCMs
12 December 2017, National Food Safety Risk Assessment Center releases the exposure draft of the Standard for Use of Food Additives and Rules for the Migration Test of Food Contact Materials and Products, and is now seeking advice in relevant departments and enterprises. ...
8 January 2018
Clicks 401 Tags: EU
19 December 2017, European Commission issues proposal 2017/0353, including 11 chapters comprising 64 articles and one Annex. This proposal is consistent with the proposal for a Regulation on market surveillance of products which was adopted by the Commission in February 2013 [COM(2013)75] as part of the "Consumer Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package". ...
5 January 2018
Clicks 1199 Tags: Textile
2 January 2018, OEKO-TEX updated the applicable test criteria and limit values for product certification. The new regulations come into effect on 1 April 2018 for all certifications, following a three-month transition period. In accordance with LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX, bisphenol A and aniline add to “Other chemical residues”, and the limit value for all product classes is also updated. ...
27 December 2017
Clicks 257 Tags: Fidget Spinners
9 November 2017, the US Public Interest Research Group (US PIRG) issued a report to alert the Target store and its suppliers Bulls I Toys after testing for lead content on the handheld toys. The report shows high levels of lead in the Fidget Spinners. The store has removed the fidget spinner from sale. ...
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