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EU Updates Maximum Residue Limit for Prochloraz in or on Certain Products
31 Mar 2020 Food
On February 12, 2020, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2020/192, amending Annexes II and III of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 about maximum residue levels for prochloraz in or on certain products.
FDA Issues Temporary Policy for Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers
27 Mar 2020 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US FDA has released a temporary guidance to relax certain restrictions on the manufacture of hand sanitizers in order to expedite its release to market.
California Proposition 65 Reformulation of DINP in Consumer Products
27 Mar 2020 Softlines, Hardgoods, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
Multiple Prop 65 settlement agreements and judgments have been reached for DINP in a variety of products. Many of these allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.
California Proposition 65 Reformulation of Phthalates in Consumer Products
24 Mar 2020 Softlines, Hardgoods, Electrical and Electronics
Multiple Prop 65 settlement agreements/judgments have been reached for phthalates in a variety of products. Many of these also allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.
EU Proposes to Revise Food Contact Plastics Regulation
24 Mar 2020 Hardgoods, Food
The EU has published a draft regulation to amend and correct the food contact plastics regulation, (EU) 10/2011. If approved, the new law will enter into force on the twentieth day after its publication in the Official Journal.
California Proposition 65 Reformulation of Metals in Consumer Products
18 Mar 2020 Hardgoods, Softlines, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
Several Prop 65 settlement agreements and judgments have been reached for lead or cadmium in a variety of products. Some of the settlements involving lead allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.
New York State Regulates Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products
03 Mar 2020 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Food
The US state of New York has approved an Act to regulate toxic chemicals in children’s products. The Act will become effective on March 1, 2020 and is subject to amendments.