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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.

Apr 14, 2008 | 02:31 PM CDT

REACH Compliance Tools

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

No Extension for REACH Pre-registration

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.

Apr 07, 2008 | 12:55 PM CDT

FDA Declares HFCS is Not Natural

According to a decision by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), products containing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) cannot be considered "natural" and should not be labeled as such.

Apr 01, 2008 | 02:47 PM CDT

FMA/FEMA Webinar Focuses on Preserving Intellectual Property

Disclosure requests from customers, maintaining regulatory-to-regulatory contacts

Mar 28, 2008 | 04:23 PM CDT

EPA to Evaluate Safety of Industrial Chemicals

Over the next four years, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to evaluate thousands of industrial chemicals for their potential to damage human health and the environment.

Mar 24, 2008 | 08:26 AM CDT

FDA Implements Checks on Chinese Food Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to begin carrying out checks on Chinese food products following approval from the State Department.

Mar 19, 2008 | 09:17 AM CDT

Food Science Not Effectively Communicating Safety

Consumer misperceptions, the challenge for the industry

Mar 17, 2008 | 10:25 AM CDT

Study Strengthens Link between Diacetyl and Lung Disease

A recent study conducted by scientists at the National Toxicology Program evaluated the respiratory toxicity of diacetyl in mice at exposure profiles relevant to workplace conditions at microwave popcorn packaging plants.