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The future of digital labelling for chemical product labels

Due to global supply chains, evolving regulations, and companies and consumers desiring better transparency, there is a need to make chemical information easier and faster to access. A possible solution to this accessibility issue is the utilization of digital markings (eg QR codes) on chemical labels, since a large portion of the population now have […]

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Deadline extended for UKCA marking by one year

  Until recently, products sold in Great Britain used the European Union’s CE marking to signify that the product meets all the legal health, safety, and environmental protection requirements as defined by the EU’s harmonization legislation. However, due to Brexit, the UK government is now requiring that certain products sold in Great Britain (England, Scotland, […]

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Anatomy of a GHS label

The United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)—or the “Purple Book”—expects the GHS label to be the primary GHS application in the consumer sector and one of the GHS applications used in the workplace, emergency response, and transport sectors. To ensure that a product’s hazards are effectively communicated to […]

Aerosol & Pressurized Packaging Virtual Classroom launches now provide free, on-demand industry learning

U.S. aerosol associations collaborate with global suppliers and trusted organizations to provide educational courses on the aerosol and pressurized packaging category via modern online platform… The Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB), Consumer Aerosol Products Council (CAPCO), Eastern Aerosol Association (EAA), Midwest Aerosol Association (MAA), National Aerosol Association (NAA), and Southern Aerosol Technical Association (SATA) announced […]

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You’ve updated your SDS, but did you remember the GHS label?

Safety data sheets (SDS) are just one form of hazard communication covered under the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The other main form of hazard communication is the label used on the package itself. The GHS label is often the first—and in some cases, the only—hazard labelling that […]

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Proposed Amendments to the Natural Health Products Regulations

Health Canada is proposing amendments to the Natural Health Products Regulations (NHPR). The public comment period on Canada Gazette, Part I: Regulations Amending the Natural Health Products Regulations is open and can be found here. The use of Natural health products (NHP) among Canadians has been increasing and is expected to increase due to factors […]

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Transition pathway deadline approaching for Canadian interim COVID-19 site licence holders

To help address shortages in the Canadian market at the beginning of the pandemic, Health Canada issued interim COVID-19 site licences (COVID-19 SL) for manufacturing, packaging, labelling, and/or importing alcohol-based hand sanitizers. The interim licences will end at 11:59 PM PST on September 30, 2021, so persons holding a COVID-19 SL that wish to continue […]

Chile and Colombia GHS update

Both Chile and Colombia are moving forward with GHS initiatives in 2021. Each country is taking a different approach to their regulatory compliance (outlined below).   Chile Chile’s Ministry of Health released Decree 57, Regulation on Classification, Labeling, and Notification of Hazardous Chemicals and Mixtures on February 9, 2021 which formally implements GHS labelling for […]

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Canada announces proposed amendments to modernize CEPA

In response to evolving science and exposure scenarios to harmful chemicals and pollutants in 21st century society, the Government of Canada has released proposed amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) to strengthen protection measures for Canadians and the environment. This is the first major reform of the Act in over 20 years. The […]