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EU Proposes to Revise Food Contact Plastics Regulation
24 Mar 2020 Hardgoods, Food
The EU has published a draft regulation to amend and correct the food contact plastics regulation, (EU) 10/2011. If approved, the new law will enter into force on the twentieth day after its publication in the Official Journal.
California Proposition 65 Reformulation of Metals in Consumer Products
18 Mar 2020 Hardgoods, Softlines, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
Several Prop 65 settlement agreements and judgments have been reached for lead or cadmium in a variety of products. Some of the settlements involving lead allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.
New York State Regulates Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products
3 Mar 2020 Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Hardgoods, Food
The US state of New York has approved an Act to regulate toxic chemicals in children’s products. The Act will become effective on March 1, 2020 and is subject to amendments.
India Proposes Draft Order for Toys
27 Feb 2020 Toys and Juvenile Products
India has informed the WTO of its intention to regulate toys by requiring these products to comply with the latest version of a list of standards and to bear a Standard Mark. These will enter into force after six months from its publication in the Official Journal.
Canada Proposes MRLs for Deltamethrin and Pyriofenone for Specific Food Commodities
27 Feb 2020 Food
Health Canada’s PMRA has notified the WTO that proposed MRLs for Deltamethrin and Pyriofenone in specific food commodities are to be implemented. Comments from WTO members are due within 75 days of publication, April 19, 2020.
EU Amends CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures
24 Feb 2020 Toys and Juvenile Products, Hardgoods, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
The EU has published ATP-14 to amend the CLP Regulation. Except for the substance pitch, coal tar, high-temperature, which has been effective since December 2019, the other revisions will become effective on October 1, 2021.