News of the month

Every month, we bring together some of our top news stories from the last four weeks to highlight the biggest developments affecting product safety professionals. Take a look at the last month’s top stories below.

Last month, the European Commission adopted its restrictions roadmap – a rolling list of thousands of harmful chemicals to be prioritised for bans in the coming years under the EU chemicals strategy. It also added five SVHCs to the REACH authorisation list. Meanwhile in the US, industry and environmental groups have called on the US EPA to provide clarity on the circumstances that will drive it to make TSCA risk determinations on a whole-chemical, rather than use-by-use, basis. And Starbucks has committed to eliminating PFASs from its food packaging materials in all of its stores in 2023.

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Europe

Industry vents frustration about continuing regulatory uncertainty in post-Brexit UK

28 April 2022

North America

Groups ask US EPA to outline criteria for selecting risk determination path

28 April 2022

Concerns over ‘free riders’ with registration data not required for several years

21 April 2022

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Asia Pacific

Assessment results could lead to restrictions or bans under new law

12 January 2022

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Hidden requirement for ‘main aim’ goes against acrylamide judgment

21 April 2022

19 April 2022

EPA seeks supply chain engagement as it looks to regulate chemicals in products

13 April 2022

Costco, Walmart and REI among worst performers

Experts raise concerns over strict certification requirements

11 March 2021

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11 April 2022

Risk management rules a ‘top priority’ while deadlines for next 20 likely to be missed

NGO estimates up to 7,000 harmful chemicals on the list will be eliminated by 2030

26 April 2022

05 April 2022

First of ten TSCA risk management rules sparks industry backlash, NGO support

01 April 2022

Shorter timeline expected for US stores

Action necessary due to wide use in products and potential exposure, agency says

07 April 2022