Five Chemicals will not be Used for Food Packaging in the United States
The United States Congress has proposed to amend a bill, adding substances including PFAS, ortho-phthalates, bisphenols, styrene, and antimony trioxide as unsafe for use in food contact materials. As an increasing number of states have enacted their own regulations on food safety, the House of Representatives has proposed to introduce an Act cited as the “No Toxic in Food Packaging Act of 2023” on October 26. The Act aims to federally prohibit the use of certain compounds in Food Contact Materials(FCMs). Notably, there is an overlap with restrictions outlined in the previously introduced U.S. Plastic Act. After several rounds of intense debate, the Congress ultimately decided to designate the following substances deemed unsafe for use as food contact substances in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act which comes into effect two years after the date of enactment of this Act.
US EPA New Rules: Strengthening Control of Persistent Chemicals PFAS
On September 28, 2023, U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an important new rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), requiring manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to provide more data for better regulation. PFASs are a large class of chemically stable organic fluorides known for their water and stain resistance, as well as good insulation. They find extensive use in various industrial sectors, including food packaging, electronics, leather and apparel, construction and household applications, firefighting, and medical supplies. However, PFASs are persistent and migrate in the environment, making them difficult to degrade. They are also called persistent chemicals and have posed a significant threat to human health and the ecological environment.
US EPA Finalizes New TSCA Rules, Requiring Reporting for Asbestos
In July 2023, EPA published reporting and record-keeping requirements for asbestos under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The rule requires enterprises who manufactured (including imported) or processed asbestos and asbestos-containing articles (including as an impurity) in the last four years to report certain exposure-related information.
US EPA's New Round of CDR Submission Starts Next June
In June this year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the 2024 submission period for Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) will start on June 1, 2024. The CDR rule requires manufacturers and importers to submit relevant information including processing, manufacturing, and use activities of chemical substances during 2020 and 2023.
California to Include Three Substances into Prop 65
On June 16, 2023, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced its intent to list anthracene (CAS number: 120-12-7), 2-bromopropane (CAS number: 75-26-3), and dimethyl hydrogen phosphite (CAS number: 868-85-9) as known to the state to cause cancer.
CIRS Group Exhibited in SCHC 2019 Fall Meeting
Having exhibited for another consecutive year on September 24th, 2019, CIRS witnessed the success of Society for Chemical Hazard Communication 2019 Fall Meeting, in which regulatory and product stewardship consultants and professionals gathered in Arlington, VA to share insights on regulatory updates, concerns and solutions for the sake of sustaining chemistry business worldwide. The exhibition booth was attended by Jim Mo, Business Development of CIRS Group USA Inc. and Ms.
CIRS to attend SCHC 2019 Fall Meeting
CIRS is to re-unite with hundreds of hazard communication and regulatory compliance professionals in Arlington, Virginia this Fall, for the bi-yearly event “SCHC Fall 2019 Meeting”. Behalf of CIRS Group USA Inc., Ms. Jane Song and Mr. Jim Mo will be running a booth in the exhibition hall. Whether you are an old or new friend, come and hang out with us from 9/23 to 9/24! We can’t wait to get closer to you and share what’s new in the regulatory world. Click here to che
CIRS Attended the Globalchem 2019
Experts from CIRS, including Mr. Michael Chang, Ms. Jane Song, Mr. Queenier Yang and Mr.Mark Jones, have attended the Globalchem 2019 on 3-6 March in Washington D.C. For nearly 40 years, GlobalChem has maintained its prominence within the chemical industry as its premier policy and regulatory conference. Coupled with the GlobalChem Exhibition, this annual gathering of industry professionals offers a valuable opportunity to not only review recent developments in global chemic
CIRS to Attend the GlobalChem 2019
CIRS is to attend the GlobalChem 2019 on 6-8 March 2019 in Washington D.C, USA. CIRS will set a booth during the conference. Brochures of CIRS will be distributed around the booth. Please do not hesitate to come to the booth and exchange communications during the conference. GlobalChem has maintained its prominence within the chemical industry as its premier policy and regulatory conference. Coupled with the GlobalChem Exhibition, this annual gathering of industry profession
CIRS is to Attend the 2019 Specialty & Custom Chemicals America
CIRS USA is attending the 2019 Specialty & Custom Chemicals America in Ft. Worth, Texas during 11-14 February 2019. The 2019 Specialty & Custom Chemicals American 2019 aims to create a forum that narrows the focus and renews the value for chemical industry participants. This event will focus on the chemical products and technologies that have applications across a diverse range of specialty chemical end-uses including adhesives, flavors, plastics, polymers, food, soa