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3E EHS Expressions is our forum for sharing our latest thoughts on the ever-evolving EHS regulatory compliance landscape. Here we will be introducing you to some of Verisk 3E’s most prolific and valued subject matter specialists weighing in on some of the more complex and time-consuming issues affecting our industry today, including TSCA Reform, REACH, GHS, Conflict Minerals and more.

December 4, 2017Nhat Nguyen

On 3 November 2017, the Vietnam Food Agency (VFA) issued the 8th Draft ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) for Inspection and Certification of Food Hygiene for Prepared Foodstuff Products, which outlines the process for creating a single inspection and certification point for food products circulated on the ASEAN market.

November 27, 2017Cristina Caro Tovar

Chile has published a proposed regulation to implement the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The notice-and-comment period ends 5 January 2018. 3E Review On 7 November 2017, the Ministry of Health of Chile published the draft of the regulation implementing GHS. The draft...

November 13, 2017Scott Stephens

On 6 November 2017, the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) held an exchange of views on food contact materials (FCMs) legislation with the European Commission.

November 6, 2017Scott Stephens

The European Commission’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (PAFF) postponed, for the second time, a vote on 25 October 2017 to renew the license for the herbicide glyphosate.

October 31, 2017Xiaolu Wang

The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) published the Invite for Response to the Amendments to the Pharmaceutical Administration Law on 23 October 2017. The amendments propose to confirm and establish a liability system for Holders of Drug Marketing Licenses. In addition, various administrative permits would be repealed, with an...

October 25, 2017Xiaolu Wang

The Ministry of Health and Welfare published the Proposed Amendment to Food Businesses Subject to Requirements for the Establishment of a Traceability System of Food Products (預告「應建立食品追溯追蹤系統之食品業者」修正草案) (the Proposal) on 12 October 2017. The Proposal, once adopted, would add various types of food businesses to the scope of companies subject...

October 24, 2017Jomarie Garcia

Health Canada issued a statement on 21 October 2017 to propose an amendment to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR), also known as the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015). The amendment to the regulations would provide industry members the possibility of utilizing prescribed concentration ranges in safety data sheets...

October 20, 2017Kirsten Wallerstedt

Are You Impacted? On 15 October 2017, the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 was signed into law, making California the first state to require ingredient labeling for cleaning products. The Act requires that hazardous chemicals and other ingredient information are identified on product labels and online. Online...

October 19, 2017Edmund Webecke

Our company celebrated a significant milestone last week, evolving our brand identity to become Verisk 3E . After 30 years in business, we refreshed our corporate and product branding to reflect the value we bring our customers and our vision for the future. Our brand evolution reflects 3E’s rich and...
Bernie Henn

September 1, 2017Bernie Henn

On July 10, 2017, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added one new Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization and modified the existing list in the case of 5 existing SVHC. The new substance added is called: Perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) added...

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