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Updated eu list of substances of very high concern

Updated eu list of substances of very high concern

The EU Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 173 substances. ECHA added four new SVHCs to the Candidate List based on proposals by France, Sweden, Germany and Austria. The Candidate List is a list of substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. Substances on […]

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Food & Feed Active Substances

Food & Feed Active Substances

Deadline for inclusion in the EU Biocide Review Programme Biocidal product based on food or feed active substances had originally benefitted from a derogation under the previous Review Programme for Biocides (Regulation (EU) No 1451/2007). As “food or feed” we understand “any edible substance or product of plant or animal origin which is intended or […]

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AIR4 Renewal programme for PPP active substances

AIR4 Renewal programme for PPP active substances

A Draft Working Document that provides an overview of indicative submission date for supplementary dossiers for the renewal of Plant Protection Active Substances whose approval expires between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2021 was published in July 2016. The applicant must submit an application for renewal three years before the current deadline if they […]

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Have you missed Biocides September 2016 deadline?

Have you missed Biocides September 2016 deadline?

What happens after 1 September 2016? Products affected by this deadline are: Treated articles Treated articles defined as mixture (such as a paint) or articles (such as a sofa) that have been treated with an active substance or articles that intentionally incorporate a biocidal product where the active substance is not in the EU approval […]

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EU Responsible mineral sourcing framework, when?

EU Responsible mineral sourcing framework, when?

Conflict minerals are minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, mostly in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The most commonly mined minerals are cassiterite, wolframite, coltan and gold, which are extracted from the Eastern Congo, and passed through a variety of intermediaries before being purchased by […]

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Call of interest to join the EU registration groups for Biocidal Products

Call of interest to join the EU registration groups for Biocidal Products

Submission deadline 1 December 2016 If you are interested in supporting Biocidal Products based on the active substances IPBC (Product type 13), DCPP (Product types 1, 2 & 4), Potassium sorbate (Product type 8) and Propiconazole (Product type 7) please express your interest in the IT System developed by KAELTIA (KBC System) that has been […]

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Public health risks of the Bacillus cereus group

Public health risks of the Bacillus cereus group

From 2007 to 2014, EU Member States reported 413 strong-evidence foodborne outbreaks associated with the naturally occurring, soil-borne bacteria Bacillus cereus, which affected 6,657 people and caused 352 hospitalisations. Bacillus cereus group is very diverse and that there was little information in the literature on other pathogenic Bacillus spp. The Bacillus cereus group comprise eight recognised species and […]

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Air quality: agreement on stricter limits for pollutant emissions from 2030 onwards

Air quality: agreement on stricter limits for pollutant emissions from 2030 onwards

The Council and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on a directive to reduce emissions of five air pollutants, by setting stricter national limits from 2030 onwards. The European Parliament is expected to vote it in the autumn. These air pollutants are sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, ammonia and fine […]

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