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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.

March 14, 2018Xiaolu Wang

The China Food and Drug Administration and the Ministry of Public Security jointly issued the Regulation on Imposing Penalties against Violations of Food and Drug Related Regulations on Individual Violators (严格落实食品药品违法行为处罚到人的规定) (the Regulation) on 24 January 2018. The Regulation reiterates that penalties against violations of food and drug related legislation...

March 13, 2018Emilia Vassileva

On 1 March 2018, the Eurasian Economic Union enforced the Eurasian Economic Union Technical Regulation on Restrictions on use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronics products (037/2016). The Regulation is aligned with the EU RoHS 2 (Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June...

March 6, 2018Hans Plugge

Bisphenol A (BPA, CAS RN 80-05-7) is once again in the news. Following the recent tightening of regulations related to BPA in food contact materials in the European Union, a U.S. government research agency brings new data which shows much less reproductive toxicity impact than previously suspected. In February 2018,...

February 28, 2018Jomarie Garcia

Health Canada issued on 10 February 2018 a proposed rule to require front-of-package (FOP) labeling of prepackaged products under the Food and Drugs Regulations (FDR) .

February 28, 2018Alan Johnson

Global product compliance is a daunting task for the greatest of companies. Monitoring chemical regulations, new product standards, social pressure and one’s supply chain can challenge even the best EHS teams. In a recent Aberdeen study, 48% of participants indicated that “ensuring compliance with current and future regulations” was their...

February 27, 2018Xiaolu Wang

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) jointly issued a total of 11 Environmental Protection Control Standards for Imported Solid Wastes as Raw Materials on 6 February 2018.

February 20, 2018Scott Stephens

The European Commission adopted legislation on 12 February 2018 that establishes a new specific migration limit (SML) for bisphenol A (BPA) used in varnishes and coatings for food contact (FC) applications and significantly reduces the existing migration limit in the entry for BPA in the Food Contact Plastics Regulation (2011/10/EU)...

February 14, 2018Nhat Nguyen

Following an earlier announcement on 2 February 2018, the Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) published a new decree on 5 February 2018 on food safety entitled Decree 15/2018/ND-CP Guidance on the Implementation of a Few Articles of the Food Safety Law .

February 13, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

On 9 February 2018, the Oeko-Institut announced the launch of a "Study to support the review of the list of restricted substances and to assess a new exemption request under RoHS 2." This study is categorized as RoHS Pack 15, and includes the assessment of seven substances for possible addition...

February 6, 2018Jomarie Garcia

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed to prohibit companies from making “ unqualified U.S.-origin claims for their products unless they can show that the products’ final assembly or processing – and all significant processing – take place in the United States, and that all or virtually all ingredients or components of the product are made and sourced in the U.S.”

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