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EFSA and ECHA assessment of glyphosate to be pushed back to mid-2023

May-13-2022 Active ingredient Chemical authorisation PPP

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) announced on May 10, 2022, that an ongoing assessment of the health and environmental risks of glyphosate will be...

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European Commission publishes a new glossary

May-12-2022 Ingredient transparency / disclosure Labelling Product certification

The European Commission updates the glossary of ingredient names commonly used in cosmetics production. This was done to correct the names of ingredients that were written incorrectly while some were ...

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ECHA Recommends Restriction of Bisphenols

May-11-2022 Restricted use SVHCs Bisphenol A

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), together with the Member States reviewed a group of 148 bisphenols, of which 38 bisphenols have potential reprotoxic or hormonal effects. Bisphenols are common...

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European Commission bans PFOA export

May-09-2022 Chemical industry Chemical notification/ registration Regulatory update

Exports and products involved with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salt forms, and PFOA-related compounds are banned after the European Commission makes addition to Annex V of the Prior Informed Co...

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European Union introduces new restrictions on the use of formaldehyde

May-09-2022 Human health exposure Restricted use Consulting

On May 2, 2022, the European Union released a draft to amend Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. The new amendment mainly concerns articles in which production includes the use of formaldehyde...

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EU represented by Oeko-Institut consults on lead exemption for medical devices

May-06-2022 Lead Consulting Hazardous chemical

A leading European research institute, Oeko-Institut opened a consultation to exempt lead restriction under the EU RoHS Directive for medical devices’ production. The expectation is to develop lead-...

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European Parliament votes for stricter limits for POPs in waste

May-06-2022 Restricted use POPs Sustainable Chemical

On May 3, 2022, the European Parliament voted on a European Commission proposal to tighten the limits for the presence of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in waste. The proposal was earlier adopte...

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