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31 December 2018
Norway finds plastic bottles leach small amounts of hazardous chemicals
Norway finds plastic bottles leach small amounts of hazardous chemicals 17
18 September 2018
Mercury found in fake UK cosmetics product
Mercury found in fake UK cosmetics product Banned chemical also detected
31 August 2018
German app raises awareness of PFCs
German app raises awareness of PFCs 14 August 2018 The German
15 August 2018
EU publishes amended toy directive lowering chromium VI limit
EU publishes amended toy directive lowering chromium VI limit Deadline for
21 May 2018
Danish investigation finds fluorinated substances in cake packaging
Danish investigation finds fluorinated substances in cake packaging But intentional use
15 May 2018
Hawaii set to ban two sunscreen ingredients
Hawaii set to ban two sunscreen ingredients Oxybenzone, octinoxate prohibition to affect
09 May 2018
EU committee: knowledge of oil, gas health risks 'very poor'
EU committee: knowledge of oil, gas health risks 'very poor' Call
02 April 2018
EU to evaluate 21 substances this year
EU to evaluate 21 substances this year 108 substances on final
22 March 2018
EU notifes WTO of two new authorisations for plastic FCMs
EU notifes WTO of two new authorisations for plastic FCMs 27
28 February 2018
Egypt aligns toy safety standards with EU
Egypt aligns toy safety standards with EU 22 February 2018 /
24 February 2018
Turkey aligns detergents Regulation with EU
Turkey aligns detergents Regulation with EU 30 January 2018 / Turkey Turkey
01 February 2018
EU's SCCS: Safety of sprayable sunscreens with titanium dioxide remains uncertain
EU's SCCS: Safety of sprayable sunscreens with titanium dioxide remains
29 January 2018
French inspections find faulty labels for nano in cosmetics
French inspections find faulty labels for nano in cosmetics Carbon black
25 January 2018
EU approves use of five plastics as FCMs
EU approves use of five plastics as FCMs 23 January 2018
24 January 2018
EU opens consultation on plastic marine litter
EU opens consultation on plastic marine litter 15 January 2018 /
17 January 2018
How sweet it is? EFSA seeks suggestions on sugar research
How sweet it is? EFSA seeks suggestions on sugar research JANUARY
15 January 2018
US FDA bans 24 substances from healthcare antiseptics
US FDA bans 24 substances from healthcare antiseptics Rulemaking deferred on
12 January 2018
Danish investigation highlights EDC use in mascaras
Danish investigation highlights EDC use in mascaras 'Cocktail effect' of chemicals
04 January 2018
Arab states notify WTO of draft detergent regulation
Arab states notify WTO of draft detergent regulation 19 December 2017  Several
21 December 2017
US EPA approves manufacture of two new polymers
US EPA approves manufacture of two new polymers 12 December 2017
14 December 2017
WORLD SOIL DAY
Conserving resources - The roots of all goodness Did you
05 December 2017
Counterfeit goods and trademarks
Through our distributed business in various countries of the world
21 November 2017
Health Canada proposes restriction on pigment red 4 in cosmetics
Health Canada proposes restriction on pigment red 4 in cosmetics Agency
20 November 2017
US NGO calls for ‘fundamental transformation’ of carpet design
US NGO calls for ‘fundamental transformation’ of carpet design Report recommends
15 November 2017
Trade body welcomes final EU opinion on aluminium in toys
Trade body welcomes final EU opinion on aluminium in toys Change
07 November 2017
Efsa publishes safety assessment of food contact material plastic
Efsa publishes safety assessment of food contact material plastic 31 October
02 November 2017
Kibbeh caution: Raw recipes perfect for foodborne pathogens
Kibbeh caution: Raw recipes perfect for foodborne pathogens OCTOBER 19, 2017 A
20 October 2017
Danish test finds lead in fidget spinners
Danish test finds lead in fidget spinners 16 October 2017 /
17 October 2017
EU Council calls on Unea to increase hazardous chemicals knowledge
EU Council calls on Unea to increase hazardous chemicals knowledge 13
14 October 2017
Saudi Arabia notifies WTO of new food contact rules
Saudi Arabia notifies WTO of new food contact rules 9 October
10 October 2017
Belgium mulls 'total ban' on microplastics in consumer products
Belgium mulls 'total ban' on microplastics in consumer products Voluntary ban
07 October 2017
Toddler cups added to proposed EU ban on BPA in FCMs
Toddler cups added to proposed EU ban on BPA in
04 October 2017
Food industry welcomes new deadline to revise nutrition labels
Food industry welcomes new deadline to revise nutrition labels OCTOBER 2,
02 October 2017
Medical devices industry calls for post-Brexit regulatory alignment
Medical devices industry calls for post-Brexit regulatory alignment 27 September 2017
29 September 2017
California to list vinylidene chloride as a carcinogen
California to list vinylidene chloride as a carcinogen 26 September 2017
27 September 2017
Chinese official warns firms to check laboratory accreditation
Chinese official warns firms to check laboratory accreditation Authorities to review
23 September 2017
Kemi to map hazardous substances in paper and rubber
Kemi to map hazardous substances in paper and rubber 19 September
19 September 2017
EU notifies WTO of change to chromium VI limit in toys
EU notifies WTO of change to chromium VI limit in
16 September 2017
Deal on: USDA gives green light to China’s poultry inspections
Deal on: USDA gives green light to China’s poultry inspections Audit
15 September 2017
Finnish investigation finds restricted metals in jewellery
Finnish investigation finds restricted metals in jewellery 5 September 2017 /
07 September 2017
South Korea issues controls on biocides in spray products
South Korea issues controls on biocides in spray products 24 August
26 August 2017
EU Commission publishes green public procurement criteria for furniture
EU Commission publishes green public procurement criteria for furniture 21 August
23 August 2017
Seventy-four countries have committed to Minamata Convention
Global treaty on mercury enters into force Seventy-four countries have committed
17 August 2017
Turkey imposes restrictions on chemicals in footwear
Turkey imposes restrictions on chemicals in footwear 15 August 2017 Turkey Turkey
16 August 2017
Canada-U.S. in talks about inspection system equivalencies
Canada-U.S. in talks about inspection system equivalencies AUGUST 14, 2017 Audits of
15 August 2017
Commission publishes amendments to European cosmetics Regulation
Commission publishes amendments to European cosmetics Regulation 9 August 2017
10 August 2017
EU science committee unsure of UV-filter safety
EU science committee unsure of UV-filter safety 2 August 2017 /
05 August 2017
US NGOs demand removal of phthalates from cheese products
US NGOs demand removal of phthalates from cheese products Chemicals in
31 July 2017
Ban on microbeads in UK rinse-off cosmetics confirmed
Ban on microbeads in UK rinse-off cosmetics confirmed 26 July 2017
28 July 2017
Radiolabelled nano titanium dioxide shows up in organs, days after exposure
Radiolabelled nano titanium dioxide shows up in organs, days after
27 July 2017
The Russian Censorship body warns of the famous Spinner game
 The Russian Censorship body warns of the famous Spinner game 21.07.2017
21 July 2017
House dust may contribute to obesity, US study suggests
House dust may contribute to obesity, US study suggests 15 July
17 July 2017
Sweden proposes ban on microbeads in rinse-off cosmetics
Sweden proposes ban on microbeads in rinse-off cosmetics Ban to come
13 July 2017
China issues draft list of products covered by RoHS2
China issues draft list of products covered by RoHS2 Comments accepted
08 July 2017
European Commission notifies bans, restrictions on CMRs in cosmetics
European Commission notifies bans, restrictions on CMRs in cosmetics 5 July
06 July 2017
Danish EPA gives recommendations for tattoo ink allergens restriction
Danish EPA gives recommendations for tattoo ink allergens restriction June 2017
28 June 2017
Canada proposes adding five MDIs to schedule 1
Canada proposes adding five MDIs to schedule 1 19 June 2017
21 June 2017
16 June 2017
Rac opinion makes candidate list unlikely for titanium dioxide
Rac opinion makes candidate list unlikely for titanium dioxide Echa committee
12 June 2017
Commission survey finds EU citizens need more chemical safety information
Commission survey finds EU citizens need more chemical safety information 9
10 June 2017
Tests find high aluminium migration in ‘cook and chill’ foods
 Tests find high aluminium migration in ‘cook and chill’ foods Process
08 June 2017
Echa seeks PAH restriction information
Echa seeks PAH restriction information 5 June 2017 / Europe,
06 June 2017
Echa committee says substance is category 2 carcinogen
Echa committee says substance is category 2 carcinogen 12 June 2017
05 June 2017
Canada: solubility key to cobalt substances risk
Canada: solubility key to cobalt substances risk Sixty day consultation on
02 June 2017
2018 REACH registrants making ‘good progress’
2018 REACH registrants making ‘good progress’ One year before the deadline,
01 June 2017
EU Commission postpones EDC criteria vote
EU Commission postpones EDC criteria vote 30 May 2017 /
31 May 2017
Food safety: Possibe risk to reputations provides motivation
Food safety: Possibe risk to reputations provides motivation BY ECOLAB |
29 May 2017
NGO cautions against 'worrisome' ingredients in US sunscreen
NGO cautions against 'worrisome' ingredients in US sunscreen 24 May 2017
25 May 2017
NGOs increasingly using devices to identify product ingredients
NGOs increasingly using devices to identify product ingredients No longer a
25 May 2017
Taiwan FDA finds non-compliant cosmetics on the market
Taiwan FDA finds non-compliant cosmetics on the market One in five
24 May 2017
FDA warning letters target French, Portuguese companies
FDA warning letters target French, Portuguese companies MAY 22, 2017 French company
23 May 2017
Japan seeks new label/SDS risk assessment rules on ten substances
Japan seeks new label/SDS risk assessment rules on ten substances Substances,
19 May 2017
Can linings switch from BPA epoxies to PVC, say NGOs
Can linings switch from BPA epoxies to PVC, say NGOs 18
19 May 2017
New FDA
New FDA commissioner reassigns inspectors by specialty MAY 17, 2017 New Food
18 May 2017
D4 & D5
EU member states back D4 and D5 restriction proposal Applies to
16 May 2017
Final Spanish
Final Spanish poison centre notification deadline imminent 16 May 2017 Companies
16 May 2017
US EPA
US EPA consults on nano reporting rule guidance 16 May 2017
16 May 2017
Echa on PACT
Echa publishes updates on PACT substance assessments Includes RMOA of suspected
13 May 2017
Envi to vote on proposal to amend RoHS
 The European Parliament's Environment Committee (Envi) will vote, at the
11 May 2017
Soil Association demands clarity
 Soil Association demands clarity on 'organic' cosmetics ingredients Urges responsible labelling
11 May 2017
EU indoor emissions guidance
 EU indoor emissions guidance proposed for five substances in building
08 May 2017
US FDA revokes potassium perchlorate FCM authorisation
The US FDA is amending its food additive regulations to
08 May 2017
Food Safety Summit 2017
 Food Safety Summit 2017: Events, courses begin today MAY 8,
08 May 2017
China drafts list of substances restricted in consumer products
China drafts list of substances restricted in consumer products It will
07 May 2017
lower phenol limits in toys
EU Commission adopts lower phenol limits in toys 5 May 2017
05 May 2017
EU amendment to test methods
 EU Commission publishes amendment to test methods 1 May 2017 /
03 May 2017
plastics programme
Nordic Council launches sustainable plastics programme Aims to stimulate circular economy,
03 May 2017
Polystyrene Packaging
 Target to phase out expanded polystyrene packaging US retailer Target has
28 April 2017
New Services
At its last meeting, G.I.T.O’s Administration issued a resolution to
28 April 2017
Rubber Crumb
The Netherlands, Echa mull PAHs restriction proposal for recycled rubber
27 April 2017
Salmonella
 New testing methods account for some increases in illness stats CDC
26 April 2017
Parabens may affect BPA metabolism
 Parabens may affect BPA metabolism, say Canadian researchers Exposure to parabens,
24 April 2017
Dioxins
Dioxins and their effects on human health Dioxins are a group
21 April 2017
ICOGPE 2017
G.I.T.O is participating in ICOGPE 2017 the 19th International Conference
18 April 2017
EEU
Greenpeace campaigns to ban phthalates in EEU toys Environmental NGO Greenpeace
15 April 2017
G.I.T.O's collaboration with SAL
 G.I.T.O has contracted Scientific Analysis Laboratories SAL Company for conducting
11 April 2017
MC-7806
In G.I.T.O’s inspection procedures MC-7806 IS used for the highest
10 April 2017
California Proposition 65
  California Proposition 65 Compliance Testing        
06 April 2017
Priority Chemicals
Priority Chemicals in children's products          
04 April 2017
validity & shelf life of products
 Shelf life or validity period is the length of time
03 April 2017
validity & shelf life of products
Shelf life or validity period is the length of time
03 April 2017
Food additives
 Food additives, also known as 'E numbers', are in nearly
01 April 2017
EU
EU SUPPORTS PROPOSAL TO RESTRICT FOUR PHTHALATES IN ARTICLES  On March
22 March 2017
AAFA
AAFA RELEASES 18TH EDITION            
18 March 2017
FDA's guidance to lead tolerence
 The US FDA has issued draft guidance to recommend a
08 February 2017
International Production & Processing Expo
G.I.T.O ATTENDED The 2017 International Production & Processing Expo that
05 February 2017
Mutual Recognition promises
Mutual Recognition promises new framework for pharmaceutical inspections for United
03 February 2017
(CPSC) passed a Section 104 rule for Infant Sling
On January 16, 2017, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted by
19 January 2017
The European Chemical Agency
The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added four new Substances of
15 January 2017