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June 28, 2011
The European Commission confirmed today that it is not seeking to develop a new body of legislation to manage risks presented by nanomaterials. Instead, it is planning for...
June 21, 2011
Leaders of some key major fine chemical manufacturers in Europe, along with industry body the European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG; Brussels), say they are concerned that the European...
June 7, 2011
The Chinese government says that the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ; Beijing) has added 21 more products to its blacklist of...
June 6, 2011
A bill extending the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Act (CFATS) through 2018 has passed the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and now awaits consideration by...
June 2, 2011
China has banned imports of certain food products and additives from Taiwan following a warning from authorities in Taipei that they contain excessive amounts of di(2-ethylhexyl)...
May 31, 2011
Its been a good few days for the producers of legal active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and excipients, with the European Union’s (EU) Council members formally adopting a...
May 23, 2011
Agchem firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says an employee was killed in an accident at the company’s manufacturing site at Laverton North, Australia on May 19. The worker died after being...
May 12, 2011
The Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) agreement, outlined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris), ensures that the results of non-clinical safety tests done on chemicals and chemical products, such as industrial chemicals and pesticides, do not have to be generated for  second time, OECD says....
May 9, 2011
The U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy approved a bill extending the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Act (CFATS) until October 2017. The proposed...
May 3, 2011
BASF says a series of its plastics films have been confirmed to have “high effectiveness” in preventing mineral oil residues from migrating from cardboard food packaging...
April 25, 2011
Three industry trade groups and PPG Industries have asked the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB; Washington) for injunctive relief from safety protocols being implemented by...
April 14, 2011
The agency says it is concerned about consumer exposure to diisocyanate compounds when used in certain applications, such as spray foam insulation, concrete sealants, and floor finishers. Action plans are part of EPA’s effort to bolster chemicals management using its existing authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)....
April 11, 2011
China’s State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) says it plans to introduce legislation to prevent hazardous chemicals exposure. State Decree 591, as it is known, establishes...
April 11, 2011
U.K. industry body the Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) says it is progressing well with its initiative to bring companies together from along the supply chain to agree on...
March 29, 2011
China's State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) says it plans to introduce legislation to prevent hazardous chemicals exposure. State Decree 591, as it is known, will involve a new...
March 28, 2011
An explosion Monday at Carbide Industries' (Louisville, KY) Louisville facility killed two workers. The blasts originated in a furnace where calcium carbide is refined, and a resulting...
March 21, 2011
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March 14, 2011
Lawmakers in the House and Senate have proposed separate bills that would extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). Neither bill would require consideration of...
March 8, 2011
Health concerns are causing leading food manufacturers to change their packaging away from recycled cardboard, the BBC reports. The concerns are over mineral oils which are found in...
March 4, 2011
Senator Susan Collins (R., ME)  introduced on March 3 a bill to extend the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) until October 2015. The Collins CFATS reauthorization...
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