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Apr 25, 2008 | 01:31 PM CDT

Ireland's New Labeling Guidance

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has published new labeling guidance for food manufacturers which it hopes will help international companies meet the nation's labeling requirements.

Apr 25, 2008 | 01:08 PM CDT

The FDA Globalization Act's Impact on Flavor

As previously discussed, the drafted Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of 2008 will impact the fragrance industry. According to the Flavor Extract Manufacturers Assocation (FEMA), it will also affect the flavor industry.

Apr 23, 2008 | 09:41 AM CDT

EFFA's REACH Info Letter

The European Flavour and Fragrance Association (EFFA) has released the latest REACH Information Letter, 08/01, regarding participation in EFFA's consortia and the nomination of Only Representatives for non-Community manufacturers.

Apr 15, 2008 | 08:51 PM CDT

Latest Food Chemicals Codex Launched

Annual updates, online revision proposals

Apr 14, 2008 | 03:19 PM CDT

Ban on Flavored Tobacco?

The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed a bill by a vote of 38-12 to give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate tobacco.

Apr 14, 2008 | 03:10 PM CDT

Canada Consumer Safety Product Act Introduced

As a follow up to an earlier news regarding the Canada Food Safety Plan, legislation has been introduced to implement many of the recommendations in the plan.

Apr 14, 2008 | 03:03 PM CDT

California Proposition 65

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is currently beginning the process of drafting possible regulatory language addressing the methods of delivery and content of warnings for exposures to listed chemicals in foods.

Apr 14, 2008 | 02:54 PM CDT

Canada Food Safety Plan

According to a spokeswoman for Health Minister Tony Clement, the Canadian Government soon plans to introduce the "Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act."

Apr 14, 2008 | 02:49 PM CDT

California Bio-Monitoring Survey

In 2007 California Governor Schwarznegger signed into law a bio-monitoring program intended to track and evaluate toxic environmental chemicals in California residents. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has now implemented the program and is requesting residents to complete a survey concerning bio-monitoring.

Apr 14, 2008 | 02:39 PM CDT

REACH and Registration Nanomaterials

The executive director of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has indicated that chemical manufacturers in the European Union that make nanoscale versions and larger forms of the same chemical or companies that export to EU countries should combine the volume of both types of chemicals to determine their registration deadline under REACH.