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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.

May 8, 2018Sava Kostić

Overview of GHS in Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) is a country in the Western Balkans region of Southeastern Europe, internally divided into three federal entities: the Republic of Srpska (RS), the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBH), and the District of Brčko, each of them having their...

May 8, 2018Sava Kostić

On 26 April 2018, the REACH Committee of the Council of the European Union voted in favor of several initiatives of the European Commission. The committee agreed to endorse the proposal to further restrict substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR), category 1A or 1B, by banning...

May 1, 2018Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

On 5 April 2018, Turkey adopted the Food Codex Regulation on Articles and Materials that Contact Food . This new regulation was prepared in accordance with European Union Regulation No. 1935/2004 on Materials and Articles Intended to Come into Contact with Food . The new regulation repealed the Turkish Food...

April 25, 2018Xiaolu Wang

The China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) issued three proposals to seek public comments on approving one new food additive and expanding the usage scopes for a total of five food additives that are currently permitted for use in China. These Proposals were issued on 10 April...

April 24, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

On 20 April 2018, the Oeko Institut announced a new consultation aimed at collecting information on seven substances which are to be assessed for possible inclusion in Annex II of the EU’s regulation on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). The consultation runs through...

April 17, 2018Jomarie Garcia

On 12 April 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a press release of the availability of a new “Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory.” The inventory is one of a kind, and reflects the new requirements under the amended law, i.e. active designations. Inactive designations will...

April 10, 2018Alan Johnson

On April 18th, I will have the pleasure of co-chairing a panel at the 2018 EHSQ Alliance Industry Conferenc e in Austin, Texas with my dear colleague Kristen Duda, VP of Strategic Alliances at Intelex. The title of the panel will be “Customer + Partner Panel.” In this session, EHSQ...

April 10, 2018Xiaolu Wang

The Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan issued the Amendments of the Regulations on Nutrition Labeling for Prepackaged Food Products (修正「包裝食品營養標示應遵行事項」) (the Amendments) on 31 March 2018. The Amendments revise various requirements for nutrition labels for prepackaged food products and became effective immediately. Verisk 3E Review Compared to the...

April 10, 2018Verisk 3E Regulatory Research Team

On 28 March 2018, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of a proposed Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States (GCC) Technical Regulation restricting the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (commonly referred...

April 6, 2018Kirsten Wallerstedt

A California court reportedly proposed a ruling on 28 March 2018 that coffee companies operating in California, including Starbucks, Peet's Coffee & Tea, and Seattle's Best, among others, must provide cancer warnings related to the consumption of coffee, baked goods, and other products sold in those stores. The substance at...

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