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RAC Adopts CLH for Four Insecticides

In May 2020, the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) opinions for four active substances all used as insecticides and that all carry risks to human health and the environment:...

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New Grant Opportunity

EFSA has launched its latest thematic grant call for proposals in the following areas: Evaluating the impact on/by gastrointestinal tract microbiomes (human and domestic animals) in assessments. Capacity building for evaluating the impact on/by environmental microbiomes...

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Have you Checked Your Company Size?

On 31 January 2020 in Helsinki, ECHA announced that they will be verifying the size of micro, small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) that have registered substances between 2016 and 2019 under REACH and benefitted from reduced...

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New Plant Health Rules Have Come into Effect for the International Year for Plant Health

On 14 December 2019, new EU regulations came into effect, which provide better protection from plant pests. These include screening for new devastating plant pests worldwide; prevention of entry of such plant pests; and, if arrived...

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New Treatment for Healthy Dogs, Pigs and Horses

The CVMP (Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use) is the European Medicines Agency's (EMA) committee responsible for veterinary medicines. This summer the Committee adopted by consensus a positive opinion for an initial marketing authorisation application...

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The Effect of Pesticides on Bees

The EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has outlined how it plans to review its guidance on the risk assessment of plant protection – and pesticides in particular – and bees in the EU. Stakeholders and pesticide...

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ECHA: REACH 2018 registration data included in QSAR Toolbox

The update to the QSAR Toolbox integrates data from REACH registrations up to November 2018, including data from the last REACH registration deadline for low production volume substances. More data has been made available particularly on...

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Suspension of Interim Arrangements for Export/Import of Chemicals

Due to the UK agreeing with the EU an extension of the EU exit process until 31 October 2019, the UK HSE has put on hold the interim arrangements that were in place to allow UK-based...

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EFSA: Promoting Value of EU Food Safety via a Campaign

EFSA, EU MS and the European Commission are jointly launching a campaign called #EUandMyFood with the aim to remind EU citizens how they benefited from the EU food safety system since it was created in 2002....

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ECHA: Data on Chemicals Needs to be Improved

The REACH compliance study by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) comes to a similar conclusion as ECHA in its work in evaluating registration dossiers. In a majority...

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Latest Regulatory News

Jul-2020

Chemicals and REACH > News > News

RAC Adopts CLH for Four Insecticides

In May 2020, the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) opinions for four active substances all used as insecticides...

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Jun-2020

News > Vet Medicine

Regulatory Flexibility for Veterinary Medicines during COVID-19 Pandemic

The European Commission, EMA and the Coordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedure (Veterinary) have issued guidance on adaptations to the regulatory framework to...

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