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August 16, 2013
The European Union's Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risk (Scher) has been asked by the European Commission to provide an opinion on chromium oxide peroxide (chromium...
August 16, 2013
EPA has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit the use of certain neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present, the agency has announced. The new labels will have...
August 14, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has launched a public consultation on draft guidance to help it elicit expert knowledge in food and feed safety risk assessment...
August 8, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published its first advice on micronutrients, consisting of vitamins and minerals, the authority says. EFSA's nutrition...
August 8, 2013
The Chinese government says that it will complete its reform of the food and drug administration systems by the end of 2013, to ensure food and drug safety. The China Food and Drug...
August 7, 2013
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington) finalized the 2013 percentage standards for four fuel categories that form part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program...
August 6, 2013
President Obama has signed an executive order to improve the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks of hazardous chemicals. “Incidents such as the...
August 5, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has launched an open consultation on the draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for manganese, the authority says...
August 5, 2013
French President François Hollande says that France will maintain its ban on growing Monsanto's MON810 genetically modified (GM) corn, even though the country's Council of...
August 5, 2013
Wacker Chemie says it registered 67 additional substances under phase two of the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach)...
August 1, 2013
France's Conseil d'Etat has overturned a March 2012 government ban on cultivation of Monsanto's MON810 genetically modified (GM) corn, saying such a ban could only be imposed if human...
August 1, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has concluded that advantame and its metabolites pose no safety concern for consumers at the proposed uses and use levels as a...
July 31, 2013
The EPA today announced changes to its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)—the agency's human health assessment program for chemicals—in order to improve the...
July 31, 2013
Senator Barbara Boxer (D., CA), chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), has stated opposition to the state preemption provisions in the Chemical...
July 29, 2013
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has launched a public consultation on draft guidance regarding a methodology for pesticide degradation in soil or water...
July 25, 2013
EPA says it has added more than 130 substances to its Safer Chemical Ingredients List. For the first time, 119 chemicals used as fragrances for commercial and consumer cleaning...
July 25, 2013
Orica (Melbourne) says that a nitric acid leak occurred on 24 July at the company’s production site at Kooragang Island, New South Wales (NSW), Australia. The leak was fully...
July 24, 2013
Monsanto says it is offering Brazilian farmers a 16% discount on its newly launched Intacta Roundup Ready (RR) 2 Pro soybeans if they drop patent claims alleging Monsanto improperly...
July 24, 2013
Representatives of 28 African countries, under the auspices of Representatives of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), have developed a road map that aims to drive the...
July 22, 2013
The European Commission has introduced new requirements for chemicals in toys in the European Union, the commission announced. The new requirements entered into force on 20 July. The...
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