The Ripple Effect of Regulations: Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 Amendments

On August 15, 2023, amendments to the European Union’s Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 will take effect. Among these amendments is an update to fragrance allergens listed in Annex III, which adds 56 new substances. Although these amendments are specific to an EU regulation, products sold into the state of California may be impacted. California’s [...]


EPA Releases Draft Guidance to Expand Availability of Virus Claims to Additional Antimicrobial Products 

On July 17, 2023, EPA released for public comment its Draft Guidance for the Evaluation of Products for Claims Against Viruses. This draft guidance outlines the pathway and testing requirements for food and non-food contact sanitizer products to make claims against viruses. Historically, a sanitizer has not been eligible for virucidal claims unless it was [...]


EPA Extends Emerging Viral Pathogens Policy for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2) Indefinitely

UPDATE: On July 27, 2023, EPA updated the Emerging Viral Pathogens Policy web page with the indefinite extension of the EVP policy for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2). In July 2020, EPA triggered its Emerging Viral Pathogens Policy (EVP) to allow off-label claims against Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2) to address the U.S. outbreak of [...]


The EPA Non-PRIA Notification Close Out Has Arrived

Effective June 28, 2023, all antimicrobial notifications submitted to the Antimicrobials Division (AD) prior to October 1, 2022 have been closed out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Agency announcement, released on June 29, 2023, followed months of discussion between AD and the antimicrobial industry about how to best address the growing backlog of [...]

EPA Triggers Emerging Viral Pathogens Policy for Marburg Virus

In response to recent simultaneous outbreaks of Marburg virus in Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea the United States EPA has engaged the Emerging viral Pathogens Policy (EVP). The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for Equatorial Guinea first announced the outbreak on February 7, 2023. Since the announcement, 15 cases and 11 deaths have been confirmed [...]

North Carolina and Arkansas Pesticide Registration Updates

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and Arkansas Department of Agriculture have recently updated their pesticide registration policies to require additional registrations for differing labels. These states are now requiring multiple fees for products within a single EPA Registration Number for any label variation other than size, scent, or color. Changes that [...]

2023-03-07T20:06:18+00:00EPA, State|

Updates to U.S. Virgin Islands Pesticide Regulations

UPDATE: Registration fee invoices for products actively registered in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be sent out in February 2023. On October 18, 2022, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Planning & Natural Resources (DPNR) updated its Pesticide Control Program Rules and Regulations to include a $400 biennial fee for products registered in the territory. [...]

2023-02-09T20:25:50+00:00EPA, State|

The Relationship Between California Ingredient Disclosure Requirements and Prop-65 Warnings; It’s Complicated.

Effective January 1, 2023, California’s Cleaning Product Right to Know Act (CPRTKA) requires intentionally added ingredients listed on Proposition 65 to be included in a designated product’s website and label disclosure. The Act allowed manufacturers to withhold from the label and website disclosure, such ingredients until January 1, 2023 (Note: website disclosure of nonfunctional constituents [...]

Interim Guidance for Products Including or Adding Efficacy Claims for Use on Porous Materials in Non-Residential Settings

On December 21, 2022, EPA published an Interim Guidance and two new methods to add bacterial and viral disinfection claims on porous surfaces.  The guidance and methods may be used immediately for claim support, though registrants should be aware that EPA released the guidance with a 30-day comment period that was then extended through February [...]

2023-01-19T15:37:27+00:00EPA, Test Management|