EU: REACH Annex XVII Cadium in paint restriction has been revised
On 16 February 2016, the Official Journal of European Union (OJEU) published the Regulation (EU) No 2016/217 to amend cadmium and its compounds in paints with TARIC codes  and  under EU REACH Annex XVII entry 23.
EU: REACH publishes restriction on NPE in textiles
The European Union’s restriction on nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) in textile articles was published in the Official Journal on 14 January 2016 as Regulation (EU) 2016/26. This amended Annex XVII to REACH regulation by adding a new entry – Entry 46a.
France: DGCCRF published document for food contact metals and alloys
On 3 November 2015, the French Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) published a document, DM/4B/COM/0011, regarding the procedures on verifying the suitability of metals and alloys intended to come into contact with food.
Italy: Italy amends requirements for food contact stainless steel
On 11 December 2015, the Italian Ministry of Health published Decree 195 of 6 August 2015 in the Official Gazette of Italy, amending the Health Ministry Decree of 21 March 1973 (“DM 21 March 1973”) on the Hygiene rules for packaging, containers and utensils intended to come into contact with foodstuffs or personal-use products.