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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 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,...

June 4, 2018Chanyanis Utiskul

On 11 April 2018, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a draft notification on the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2018 , which mandate the labeling requirements for prepackaged foods in India. Comments may be submitted by email to spstbt.enqpt@fssai.gov.in until 8 June...

May 29, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

On 22 May 2018, the Council of the European Union adopted four pieces of legislation known as the "waste package" which set legally binding targets to decrease waste generation, improve controls on waste management, promote product reuse and increase recycling. These measures are part of the circular economy package. This...

May 23, 2018Zeina Attar

On 7 May 2018, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries published a proposed standard regarding the declaration of allergens on the menus of food establishments. No effective date for the proposed standard has been established. Verisk 3E Review The standard applies to all food establishments including: restaurants, cafes, ice cream...

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