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November 14, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that its ammonium nitrate plant at the company’s Kooragang Island site in New South Wales (NSW), Australia has been temporarily shut down since November 9...
November 9, 2011
The Chinese government says it has established an expert committee for cosmetics, food, and healthcare safety under the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing), to provide...
November 9, 2011
Manufacturers of excipients have come together to create Excipact, a scheme for international pharmaceutical excipients certification. The plan is designed to cut out risks along the...
October 24, 2011
The European Commission, after years of discussion, has today published and adopted an official definition of a nanomaterial. Cefic has voiced concerns that it is too broad and could...
September 26, 2011
Opinion Article by Ragnar Lofstedt PhD, Professor and Director, Kings Centre for Risk Management Department of Geography, King’s College, London.   Since the early...
September 12, 2011
ACC and Socma have called for the extension of the current Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) law. "Ten years after the 9/11 attacks and five years after Congress...
August 15, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that following an incident on August 8, 2011 at the company’s production site at Kooragang Island, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, a small amount of...
July 21, 2011
China is planning to revise its regulation on pesticides, in order to improve the safety of agricultural products, the Chinese government says. The legislative affairs office of the...
July 19, 2011
China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA; Beijing) will establish complaint centers to identify and check illegal food and drug producers and to crack down on the use of...
July 7, 2011
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that it received 119 reports on emergent environmental accidents from January to July last year, of which 70% were related...
July 6, 2011
The Chinese government says that the Ministry of Agriculture (Beijing) plans to ban 10 types of highly toxic insecticide by the end of 2011, in an effort to ensure farm produce safety...
June 30, 2011
The U.S. FDA says it has unveiled a new strategy to meet the challenges posed by rapidly rising imports of FDA-regulated products and a complex global supply. The four key elements of...
June 30, 2011
The House Homeland Security Committee has approved H.R. 901, the “Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Security Authorization Act of 2011,” by a bipartisan vote of 26 to 5...
June 30, 2011
The U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee has approved a plant security bill that would extend until October 2015 Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism...
June 29, 2011
The U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee has approved a plant security bill that would extend until October 2015 Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism...
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)...
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