microplastics

How to prepare for the upcoming REACH restrictions on microplastic usage in Europe under Annex XV

Intentionally added microplastics (tiny solid polymer particles) are included in various chemical products. Like degraded microplastic waste, intentionally added microplastics are of concern because of their potential to impact human and animal health. Regulators worldwide are assessing how to address intentionally added microplastics, with the ECHA classifying them as equivalent …

The 7 secrets to success in field trials for crop residue analysis

Residues of plant protection products (PPPs) are inevitably present in or on food, even when they are applied in line with good agricultural practice. The upper limit of residue permitted on food or feed is the ‘maximum residue level’ (MRL), which, in Europe, is legislated by the European Commission based …

What the new EU endocrine disruptor assessment means for renewal of your active ingredients

Introduction The new EU requirements for endocrine disruptor identification will impact any active ingredient (AI) renewals with expected decisions from November 2018 onwards. Learn more about these requirements and key strategies to meet them, below[CS1] [CS2]. The European Commission has adopted new criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors (EDs) – these criteria …

Preserving lifecycles: renewing established pesticides

The regulation that governs the marketing, sale, and use of pesticides is just a fact of life, but the standards imposed are constantly evolving as our scientific insight and knowledge increases. This series of informational blogs is designed to examine how existing active substances (ASs) are managed through the current …

Future-proofing residue analysis services

As the regulatory landscape across the globe is rapidly evolving, more sophisticated requirements must be met by registrants and scientists. In parallel, scientific advances have impacted previous methodologies that were once seen as cutting edge but now may fail to adequately address new regulatory challenges. Clients should consider techniques to …