US EPA amended tolerance level of Pendimethalin in foods
Petition (PP: 4E8282 and 4F8261) requested amendment of regulation 40 C 180.361FR to establish tolerances for residues of pendimethalin and its metabolite in various crops, milk, meat, liver, and meat byproducts except liver. It came into force on December 20, 2015. Objections and requests for hearing must be received on or before February 19, 2016.
European Commission Publishes Regulation on the Restriction of NPEs
On 14 January, 2016, the European Commission published a regulation in the Official Journal of the EU to restrict the use of nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) in textile articles and to amend Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The new restriction on textiles containing NPEs in concentrations at least 0.01% will become effective after 3 February, 2021.
Reminder of Upcoming New EU Regulations Related to Textile Products
Textile and clothing products sold in the European market must comply with strict demands regarding safety and quality, especially the use of chemicals. There will soon be several changes to the EU regulations as well as some new regulations that will soon become effective. All of these will affect manufacturers and importers in the textile and clothing industry.