July 2012

July 31, 2012Scott Stephens

The FDA was very active in July, announcing on July 2, 2012 that BASF, DuPont, and Clariant Corporation have agreed to stop producing or selling five perfluorinated grease-proofing agents as food contact substances.

July 26, 2012Scott Stephens

Companies will have until September 1, 2013, the day the European Union’s updated biocides legislation applies, to prepare for the provisions it introduces.

July 26, 2012James Lee

On July 25, 2012, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed the amended version of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 bill (S. 847) to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) by increasing reporting obligations of chemical manufacturers and processors and giving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) more authority to remove harmful substances off the market.

July 11, 2012David Lake

Since OSHA’s Hazard Communication 2012 became final on May 25, 2012, we have received several questions about how the format of the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is changing under the new rule.