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China Releases an Updated Mandatory Standard GB 2626-2019 Respiratory Protection - Non-Powered Air-Purifying Particle Respirator
Apr 03, 2020 Softlines
China issued an updated version of its mandatory national standard GB 2626-2019 Respiratory protection - Non-powered air-purifying particle respirator. The revised standard will become effective on July 1, 2020.
EU Updates Maximum Residue Limit for Prochloraz in or on Certain Products
Mar 31, 2020 Food
On February 12, 2020, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2020/192, amending Annexes II and III of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 about maximum residue levels for prochloraz in or on certain products.
FDA Issues Temporary Policy for Alcohol Based Hand Sanitizers
Mar 27, 2020 Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US FDA has released a temporary guidance to relax certain restrictions on the manufacture of hand sanitizers in order to expedite its release to market.
California Proposition 65 Reformulation of DINP in Consumer Products
Mar 27, 2020 Softlines, Hardgoods, Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household, Electrical and Electronics
Multiple Prop 65 settlement agreements and judgments have been reached for DINP in a variety of products. Many of these allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.
California Proposition 65 Reformulation of Phthalates in Consumer Products
Mar 24, 2020 Softlines, Hardgoods, Electrical and Electronics
Multiple Prop 65 settlement agreements/judgments have been reached for phthalates in a variety of products. Many of these also allow a Prop 65 warning as an alternative.