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Dec 20, 2007 | 04:45 PM CST

EPA Rejects NRDC's Air Freshener Petition

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rejected a petition submitted by the National Natural Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) and allied groups requesting actions regarding air fresheners. The petition "claimed that some air fresheners may cause health problems because they contain phtalates," says a Fragrance Materials Association (FMA) bulletin.

Dec 18, 2007 | 12:00 PM CST

REACH Guidance on Chemical Safety Reports

European Union member states and the European Commission will meet December 19–20, 2007 to discuss draft guidelines for preparing chemical safety reports required under REACH.

Dec 18, 2007 | 11:32 AM CST

RIFM Database Open to F&F Industry

Beginning in 2008, the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials' (RIFM) Database will be made available to persons, firms or corporations who are not eligible for membership in RIFM or FEMA but are directly engaged in a business in the fragrance or flavor industry.

Dec 06, 2007 | 11:28 AM CST

Change to FMA FPIF

The Fragrance Materials Association (FMA) has made a change to its Fragrance Product Information Form (FPIF) (Version 2.0).

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 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.

Nov 19, 2007 | 10:03 AM CST

Deadline for REACH Exemption Coming Nov 30

Petition submissions for exempting materials from REACH registration are due November 30.

Nov 14, 2007 | 12:12 PM CST

The Truth about Fragrances and Phthalates

The Fragrance Materials Association has issued a pair of information letters, "Fragrance: Myths and Facts" and "The Truth about Phthalates."