Resource Center

3E Company actively and proudly provides a variety of resources to the EH&S community to inform EH&S professionals on the latest issues and topics affecting the EH&S profession. The Resource Center is designed to help EH&S professionals identify best practices for managing compliance information. This is where we also share our knowledge on new and changing standards and regulations.

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June 29, 2016Bernie Henn

On June 20, 2016, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added one new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization. The new substance added is called: Benzo[def]chrysene also called benzo[a]pyrene also called (carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction, PBT, and vPvB) and is a polycyclic aromatic...

June 17, 2016Kirsten Wallerstedt

On 16 June 2016, the European Union (EU) Commission, the Parliament and the Council reached an agreement on conflict minerals. EU firms importing tin, tungsten, tantalum, gold and their ores (3TG), including processed metals, will be required to do due diligence checks on their suppliers. The aim is to stop trade in 3TG which funds conflicts and human rights abuses around the world. The Commission will also develop incentives and voluntary supply chain due diligence reporting tools for downstream EU companies that use these metals and minerals as components in their products.
Topics: 
Chemicals
June 15, 2016Hans Plugge
In these presentations given during the 20th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering conference, Hans Plugge outlines how to decrease uncertainty in chemical assesments.

June 9, 2016

Editor's Note: The original artcle has been updated since June 9, 2016. On 22 June 2016, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576) which modernizes the 40- year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

May 13, 2016Bernie Henn

Significantly, HARPC has changed allergen control through the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) revisions. In fact, over 25 allergen related GMP mentions can be found in HARPC. Recommendations have been replaced with required GMPs under the HARPC rule. Allergen cross-contact must be mentioned in the GMP’s. Allergen controls must also address handling, storage and use.

May 12, 2016Bernie Henn

FSMA is changing how companies manage undeclared allergen risk during the production of finished products. For example, raw agricultural commodities are exempt from FALCPA. That does not mean there is not still a risk that a commodity ingredient contains an undeclared and unexpected allergen such as a peanut protein. Food fraud can also be an allergen source. An example of food fraud is an undocumented substitution of a cheaper peanut protein for an almond protein.
Topics: 
Food Safety
May 11, 2016Nhat Nguyen
Location: 
Bethesda, MD
In this presentation given during Global Food Contact, Nhat Nguyen provides an overview of food contact regulations and the challenge and opportunities in Asia Pacific.
Topics: 
Food Safety
May 11, 2016Sookie Hong
Location: 
Bethesda, MD
In this presentation given during Global Food Contact, Sookie Hong provides an overview of Food Contact Regulations and Requirements in Japan.

May 10, 2016Bernie Henn

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has posed significant changes in the food industry, with specific changes to allergen controls and good manufacturing practices (GMPs). Having GMPs for allergen control is no longer just a company best practice but a requirement of companies under FSMA.
May 3, 2016
This white paper explores the complexities of compliance in the product development process and highlights the benefits of addressing compliance verification proactively. In doing so, it outlines best practices for adding compliance management in SAP Recipe Development and the benefits that an integrated solution can deliver.