UAE: UAE mandatory Scheme for Control on Food Contact Materials
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Scheme for Control on Food Contact Materials (FCM) came into force under UAE cabinet resolution No. 21 in the year 2015. This Scheme also introduced labelling requirements for materials in contact with food.
USA: CPSC recall chests and dressers due to serious tip-over hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a large number of product recall in June on chests and dressers that did not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard.
France: French DGCCRF published documents for food contact articles
On 7 June 2016, the French Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) published documents regarding the procedures on verifying the suitability of materials intended to come into contact with food.
EU: European Commission strictly limits Bisphenol A in toys
European Commission notified World Trade Organisation the draft Directive to adopt a lower migration limit for Bisphenol A (BPA) in toys which are intended for children under 3 years or in other toys intended to be put in the mouth.