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Apr 22, 2008 | 10:21 AM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
Emerging technology presents serious regulatory hurdles and even greater possibilities for the flavor and fragrance industry. The Wilson Center’s Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies has reported that products making nanotechnology claims have more than doubled, from 212 to 475, since March 2006. (The group launched its online inventory of nanotech goods at that time.)
Apr 15, 2008 | 08:51 PM CDT
Annual updates, online revision proposals
Apr 14, 2008 | 03:19 PM CDT
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Apr 14, 2008 | 02:31 PM CDT
By mid-April 2008 the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) will post online a software tool that will allow chemical companies to transform information about their chemicals from one computer format to a different format, which will make it easier to pre-register under REACH.
Apr 10, 2008 | 10:48 AM CDT
According to Geert Dancet, executive director of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), there will be no extension of the pre-registration period for REACH which begins on June 1, 2008.