Sun Chemical has released its Autumn 2023 Regulatory Newsletter, which features updates about the latest regulations and policies being implemented worldwide. The latest newsletter features updates about the European Food Safety Authority’s final assessment of bisphenol A and what that will mean for food contact materials in packaging. The report details specific restrictions and information about perfluoroalkyl chemicals in Europe and the United States, and offers insights into the European Union General Court’s ruling concerning titanium dioxide and its implications for the Classification, Labeling, and Packaging (CLP) regulation.
“From printing inks to cosmetics to paint for toys, our customers are facing all kinds of new regulations both globally and regionally,” said Gary Andrzejewski, Corporate Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Sun Chemical. “At Sun Chemical, we consider it a priority to help our customers understand and comply with those regulatory updates and hope our regulatory newsletters can be a valuable resource to them.”
Here’s a list of some of the latest regulatory updates featured in the newsletter: Updates on proposed restrictions and new guidelines for BPAs, PET packaging, and dye migration in food-contact materials. Upcoming changes to European guidelines on titanium dioxide in toys and the classification of talc due to its carcinogenicity. Upcoming changes to global regulations on the restriction of PFAs. The possible introduction of Assembly Bill 418, which would be the first U.S. bill to ban certain chemical preservatives or additives in food.
The Environmental Health Advocates’ lawsuit against Sephora to require product warning labels on makeup containing airborne titanium dioxide. Changes to Washington State’s PCB Legislation, Senate Bill SB 5369, to petition the EPA to reassess current regulations for PCB limits. Washington State’s new designation of potential priority chemicals to regulate under the Safer Products for Washington program. The EPA’s new Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution. China’s proposed changes to its regulating food contact materials to lower migration limits on certain substances. Updated guidelines by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health for Food Grade Certifications. Possible addition of microplastics to California’s candidate chemicals list under the Safer Consumer Products program.
As a global leader in sustainable, eco-efficient business practices, Sun Chemical strives to produce bio-renewable, recyclable and compostable products to help its customers meet regulations and reach sustainability goals. Sun Chemical’s annual Corporate Sustainability Report focuses on its commitment to new sustainable products and services to meet customer demand. The most recent report can be found at www.sunchemical.com/sustainability.