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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.

Mar 11, 2008 | 04:19 PM CDT

EPA's Proposed Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published a proposed rule that would update the list of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes for facilities subject to reporting under the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).

Mar 11, 2008 | 03:52 PM CDT

Chemical Plants Face Stricter Regulations

On Thursday, March 6, 2008, the House Committee on Homeland Security approved draft legislation that would extend and modify federal authority to regulate the security of U.S. chemical plants—a measure that, among other things, would require chemical plants to consider the use of "inherently safer technology (IST)."