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California Proposition 65: Reformulation of Chemicals in Consumer Goods
Multiple settlements have been reached for a variety of consumer goods containing Prop 65 chemicals. Many of these agreements allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.
The Netherlands Strengthens Requirements for Food Contact Materials and Articles
The Netherlands has published an amendment to its Commodities Act on packaging and consumer articles. The new law became effective on July 1, 2022
EU Proposes to Revise CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures
The EU has informed the WTO of its intention to revise the CLP Regulation. Changes include new notes for several boron-containing compounds and 2-ethylhexanoic acid and its salts.
Uruguay Consults Over Proposed Revision to Food Contact Metals and Alloys
Uruguay has announced its intention to amend Mercosur Technical Regulation on food contact metals and alloys. Comments are accepted until August 8, 2022
Rhode Island, USA, Regulates PFAS in Food Packaging
The state of Rhode Island has become the latest US jurisdiction to ban PFAS in food packaging. This prohibition will become effective on January 1, 2024.
Hawaii, USA, Bans PFAS in Certain Consumer Goods
Hawaii has become the latest US jurisdiction to regulate PFAS in certain consumer products. The prohibition of PFAS in specific categories of food packaging will become effective on December 31, 2024.
U.S. California Prop 65 Settlement on Bisphenol-A (BPA) in Socks
In May 2022, the first known settlement for socks made primarily of polyester with Spandex which contained BPA was finalized.
Uganda Proposes New Standard for Food Contact Materials and Articles
Uganda has informed the WTO of its intention to publish a new standard for food contact materials and articles.
China Releases a New National Standard GB/T 41174-2021 (Professional Sportswear – Track and Field Garment)
China ‘s new national product standard, GB/T 41174-2021(Professional sportswear – Track and field garment), becomes effective on July 1, 2022.
Canada Bans Several Categories of Single-Use Plastic Product
Canada is regulating six categories of single-use plastic product. The provisions in the new law will be implemented in phases, starting in December 2022.