EU: WTO draft on amendment of REACH Authorisation List
The European Commission submitted a draft text to the World Trade Organization to amend the Authorisation List (Annex XIV) of the REACH. There are a total of 12 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to be included in the 5thupdate of the Authorisation list.
Italy: Italy propose to amend requirements for food contact stainless steel
Italy notified the European Commission on a draft regulation amending the Health Ministry Decree of 21 March 1973 on the hygiene rules for packaging, containers and utensils intended to come into contact with foodstuffs or personal-use products.
EU: Consumer organisation proposes formaldehyde restriction in toys
The European consumer voice in standardisation (ANEC) updated the position paper to call for formaldehyde requirements in toys which are intended for use by children under 36 months or other toys intended to be placed in the mouth.