Safety assessment of titanium dioxide for food contact materials
On 26th June 2019, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published the scientific opinion: “Safety assessment of the substance, titanium dioxide surface treated with fluoride‐modified alumina, for use in food contact materials”.
Anchorage Assembly unanimously passed Assembly Ordinance 2019-15(S), an ordinance that amends the Anchorage Municipal Code to add a new Chapter 15.100 and a new section which prohibits certain consumer products containing flame retardant chemicals.
Rhode Island Increases Flame Retardants Levels in Upholstered Bedding and Furniture
On July 8, 2019, Rhode Island’s flame retardant Bill H 5119 (“An Act relating to health and safety- upholstered furniture and child products safety”) was signed into law by increasing the maximum amount of any non-polymeric organohalogen flame retardant chemical contained in residential upholstered bedding and furniture manufactured or sold in state from 100 ppm to 1,000 ppm.