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Aluminium Water Bottle

Brazil Revises Technical Regulation for Food Contact Metals and Alloys

Brazil has transposed Mercosur/GMC/RES. No. 48/2023 on food contact metals and alloys into its national law. The provisions in the revised technical regulation will become effective on October 29, 2024.
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Switzerland Bans PFHxS and PFHxS-Related Compounds

Switzerland has banned the manufacture and use of PFHxS, its salts and PFHxS-related compounds. This ban became effective in November 2023.
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EU Consults over Quality Control Rules for Food Contact Plastics

The EU has initiated a consultation over its proposed revision to the food contact plastic and GMP regulations. Comments are being accepted until April 15, 2024.
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Brazil Consults Over Two Proposals for Food Contact Materials

Brazil has initiated two consultations to revise the positive lists for certain food contact materials and articles.
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Cooking Pan

Washington, USA, Becomes First State to Ban Lead in Cookware

The US state of Washington has enacted legislation to regulate lead in cookware. The restrictions will become effective on January 1, 2026.
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Japan Issues Guidelines on Import Bans for Products Containing Class I Specified Chemicals

Japan has published a guideline in English to assist stakeholders with, inter alia, the import ban on specific products containing class I specified chemical substances.
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California Proposes Ban on Bisphenols and PFAS in Certain Children’s Products

California has issued a proposal to regulate bisphenols and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in two categories of children’s products. The proposed restrictions would become effective on January 1, 2025.
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California Introduces Bill to Encourage the Adoption of E-Bikes

California has introduced Senate Bill No. 712 (SB-712) to force landlords to accept electric bicycles (e-bikes) and enable the integration of these personal micromobility devices into the fabric of city living.
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CPSC Issues Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Electric Bicycles

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has opened a public consultation over a proposed rulemaking for electric bicycles (e-bikes) to enhance safety and reduce the risk of injury.
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South Korea Consults Over Proposed Amendment to Food Contact Material Standards

South Korea has initiated a consultation over its proposed revision to the nation’s standards and specifications for food contact materials and articles.
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