Non-food legislation – April 2023
Revision of EU CLP Regulation
FPF reports that the EC adopted Commission Delegation Regulation (EU) 2023/707 on 31 March 2023. The regulation revising the CLP Regulation entered into force on 20 April 2023. According to the amendment, endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are split into two categories: known or presumed EDCs and suspected EDCs.
The EP recently published a report (316 kB) on the proposal for a revision of the CLP regulation.
EU PFAS restriction proposal
ECHA has opened the six-month consultation on the PFAS restriction proposal, prepared by the Danish, German, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish authorities. ECHA also recently published the video recording and presentations (2.19 MB) from the info session explaining the proposal.
Hazardous substances – More rules and regulations
The OECD has published three reports on the substitution of harmful chemicals.
EU: ECHA (125 kB) has announced that 24 substances have been proposed for evaluation by Member States under the REACH Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) in the years 2023-2025.
ECHA recommends that the EC adds eight substances to the REACH Authorisation List. Once substances are added to the list, companies will need to apply for authorisation to continue using them.
ECHA is asking for comments on three proposals for new POPs.
UK: SGS reports that DEFRA has launched a consultation on potential revisions to the POPs Regulation.
US: Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP)
The FDA has published a guidance document on the identification of medicinal products. The guidance supports the implementation of the ISO Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) standards for substances, terminologies, and other information for use throughout the medicinal product development lifecycle.
Research and other developments
A recent publication (2.82 MB) by CIEL analyses the implications of micro- and nanoplastics moving through the air and entering the human body via inhalation.
Researchers from the Mailman School of Public Health have performed a systematic review to assess the current scientific knowledge on micro- and nanoplastic translocation across the placental barrier and toxicity on the developing foetus. The study (1.15 MB) is published in Current Environmental Health Reports.
EFSA has published an extensive literature review of scientific articles relevant to the exposure assessment of plasticisers.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution reports on a study (22.22 MB) about the far-reaching health hazards of plastics across the entire product life cycle. The study, published in Annals of Global Public Health, was undertaken by an international group of scientists led by the Minderoo Foundation and the Centre Scientifique de Monaco.