Sulfites are added as preservatives and antioxidants to a range of foodstuffs. They may also be used to halt on-going fermentation during the winemaking process.
On September 29, 2022, the European Commission issued draft Implementing Decision that does not approve 2,2-Dibromo-2-cyanoacetamide (DBNPA) as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 4.
- EU: Public comments sought on updating the list of authorised products & substances for organic production
The Commission is looking to launch an initiative to update an established list of authorised products and substances (Regulation (EU) 2021/1165) according to EU rules on organic farming.
On October 21, 2022, European Commission Implementing Decision 2022/2005 was published informing about non-approval of methylene dithiocyanate as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 12 (slimicides) in…
On October 24, 2022, EU regulation to reduce limit values for the presence of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in waste was adopted.
On 18 October 2022, the European Commission adopted its 2023 Commission work programme (CWP) which largely focuses on setting targets towards achieving sustainable goals by prioritising key legislative proposals.
- European civil society organisations launch manifesto calling to phase out PFAS use in consumer products by 2025
On October 12, 2022, a manifesto calling for EU Member States and the Commission to urgently ban PFAS, the ‘forever chemicals’, in consumer products by 2025 (and across all uses by 2030) was launched bu European civil society organisations.
On 28 September 2022, the European Commission decided to put forward a legislative proposal on the protection of workers from the risks related to asbestos exposure at work, amending the Asbestos at Work Directive 2009/148/EC.
- EU: Ethoxylated 4-(1,1,3,3-Tetra methylbutyl)phenol granted authorisation for use as a surfactant in drug applications
On September 13, 2022, the European Commission granted authorisation to 4-(1,1,3,3-Tetra methylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO) to be used as a surfactant within a lubricant used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical drug products till…
From September 20, 2022, the European Commission is seeking public comments on its draft Delegated Regulation establishing new hazard classes in the CLP Regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances.