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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.

July 16, 2018Chanyanis Utiskul

On 6 June 2018, the Vietnam Food Administration (VFA), Ministry of Health (MOH) notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the draft Circular on Management and Use of Food Additives which amends the list of permitted food additives and maximum limits for food additives allowed for use in Vietnam. Once...

July 10, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

The United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are two key organizations which influence regulatory agendas around the world. Their identification of policy issues can serve as a valuable early warning system for companies to keep an eye out for related regulations in the jurisdictions in which they...

July 5, 2018Xiaolu Wang

The Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan published the Proposed Amendments to the Regulations on Good Hygiene Practice for Food (GHP) (預告「食品良好衛生規範準則」修正草案) (the Proposal) on 21 June 2018. The Proposal, once adopted, would revise the Good Hygiene Practices that are currently applicable to various types of businesses in the...

July 2, 2018Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

Following what has become a global trend, the National Congress of Panama has established a “Zero Waste Policy.” Law No. 33 on Integrated Waste Management and Zero Waste Policy was passed on 30 May 2018, and establishes a policy and action framework as part of an integrated solid waste management...

July 2, 2018Bernie Henn

On June 27, 2018, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added ten new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization. The new substances added are: Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) Lead Disodium octaborate Benzo[ghi]perylene (BgP) Terphenyl hydrogenated Ethylenediamine (EDA) Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride (trimellitic...

June 27, 2018Jomarie Garcia

On 22 June 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a news release titled "EPA Celebrates New Chemical Safety Milestones on 2nd Anniversary of Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act." The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act ,...

June 18, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt and the Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

Single-use plastics have come under fire around the globe. Products such as straws, food containers, and plastic cosmetics ingredients end up in our oceans in massive quantities, harming wildlife and polluting our shores. A core issue is that most plastics do not biodegrade once they enter the environment. The past...

June 18, 2018Chanyanis Utiskul

On 4 June 2018, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft notification proposing a revision to the list of food additives permitted for use in food and prohibited flavoring agents as prescribed in the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations...

June 11, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

On 6 June 2018, New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) finalized the Policy on Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure , which is only the second policy of its kind in the U.S. The program requires manufacturers of cleaning products which are sold in New York to disclose the...

June 4, 2018Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

The passing of the third and final REACH registration deadline for existing substances on 1 June 2018 officially marked the end of the REACH Regulation’s (1907/2006/EC) 10-year registration period, and resulted in the registration of over 8,000 fewer phase-in substances than originally estimated. The final deadline encompassed existing, or phase-in,...

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