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Dec 12, 2007 | 09:38 AM CST

US Food Supply Growing Riskier: FDA Science Board

An urgent report just issued by the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Subcommittee on Science and Technology titled "FDA Science and Mission at Risk" identifies a number of shortfalls among the group's resources, resulting in "a food supply that grows riskier each year"

Dec 07, 2007 | 02:44 PM CST

Potassium Bromate in Pringles?

According to media reports (including a bulletin from the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association), import authorities at the Chinese port of Zhuhai blocked a shipment of barbecue-flavored Pringles in July due to the presence of potassium bromate, which is legal within specified amounts in the United States, but prohibited in China (and elsewhere).

Dec 06, 2007 | 11:24 AM CST

Essential Oils REACH Update

The European Federation of Essential Oils (EFEO) has released its latest Circular Letter (22), providing updates on REACH and declarations of allergens in food products.

Dec 06, 2007 | 11:11 AM CST

General Mills Petitions FDA

General Mills, Inc. filed a food additive petition with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting that the food additive regulations be amended to provide for the safe use of ultraviolet radiation for the reduction of pathogens and other microorganisms in aqueous sugar solutions and potable water intended for use in food production.

Dec 06, 2007 | 11:02 AM CST

Banned Botanicals List Emerging

As a part of the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) draft guidance document for the safety assessment of botanicals, due later this month, a list of botanicals that should be banned from use in food products will be produced.

Dec 03, 2007 | 02:18 PM CST

EU Chemical Classification and Labeling Update

The Portuguese Presidency of the European Union has warned that legislation harmonizing EU chemical classification and labeling rules with United Nations standards must be adopted during the first half of 2008 or risk jeopardizing the implementation of REACH.

Nov 28, 2007 | 11:14 AM CST

Special Feature: REACH and In Vitro Alternatives—Corrosive Potential Testing

With the new REACH regulations, manufacturers are now required to provide safety information on all chemicals they produce that are sold, manufactured, or imported into the EU in a quantity that is greater than or equal to one ton per year. This means that safety data must now be collected for over 30,000 existing and established chemicals

Nov 26, 2007 | 10:45 AM CST

EFSA, US FDA Sign Cooperation Agreement

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has signed an agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration to increase information exchange between the regulatory bodies.

Nov 21, 2007 | 10:59 AM CST

US DHS Issues Final Rule on Chemical Security

The US Department of Homeland Security has issued a final rule on chemical security for plants regarded as high-risk for terrorist attack, including a list of 300 chemicals subject to initial screening.

Nov 21, 2007 | 10:43 AM CST

10-Digit CAS Arrives in January

New designation to read: XXXXXXX-XX-X.