While many of us are grateful to see 2020 come to a close, cannabidiol (CBD) product manufacturers will face a new challenge in 2021:  compliance with California’s Proposition 65.  As of January 3, the one-year grace period to come into
Continue Reading CBD Product Alert: California Prop 65 Enforcement of New THC Listing to Commence January 3, 2021

For years, EPA has asserted broad authority to regulate products that are labeled or marketed with express or implied pesticidal (including antimicrobial) claims.  During the current pandemic, that authority has been exercised aggressively, particularly against products, many of which are
Continue Reading Cleaning Product Enforcement Challenge Highlights Reach of EPA’s Antimicrobial Regulatory Authority

Citing difficulties experienced by numerous submitters using EPA’s online reporting portal, the agency has extended the TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) deadline for two months.

The CDR rule requires manufacturers (including importers) of chemical substances listed on the TSCA Chemical
Continue Reading EPA Extends TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Deadline to January 29

As part of the agency’s ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic, EPA has issued new interim guidance outlining the path for expedited approval of products that demonstrate the ability to provide durable residual antimicrobial activity of hard surfaces.  Specifically, the
Continue Reading EPA Establishes New Expedited Approval Pathways for Long-Lasting Residual Antimicrobial Products

(Virtually) Live from San Francisco, Kelley Green Law Blog is reporting today from the Prop 65 Clearinghouse 2020 Conference …. the largest annual assemblage dedicated to the legal niche that is California’s “Proposition 65.” The Conference is always a unique
Continue Reading The Prop 65 Annual Conference: Notes from the Front 2020

Today, EPA announced that it has issued the first ever emergency use exemption for a “long-lasting” anti-viral coating.  The exemption was granted upon request by the state of Texas to permit use of the coating at American Airlines airport facilities
Continue Reading EPA Approves First “Long-Lasting Anti-Viral” for Emergency Use to Fight Coronavirus

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed regulations to limit the rash of Proposition 65 actions alleging failure to provide a warning for exposure to acrylamide in food items as a result of cooking or heat processing. 
Continue Reading Managing the Feeding Frenzy: OEHHA Proposes Limits on California Prop 65 Requirements for Acrylamide in Food

Since the start of the pandemic, we have been receiving a lot of questions regarding products claiming to kill or otherwise inhibit viruses, bacteria and other germs. Following on from their recent webinar on this same topic (available here www.adlawaccess.com/2020/07/article…killing-claims/
Continue Reading Kelley Drye Legal Download – Cleaning Up: Answers To Common Questions About Disinfectant, Germ, and Virus-Killing Claims

Join us next Wednesday, July 29 for a webinar covering the basics of germ killing and related product claims.
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COVID-19 has brought a proliferation of products claiming to kill or otherwise inhibit viruses, bacteria and other germs. These
Continue Reading Upcoming Webinar: Cleaning Up From 2020: Guidance for Disinfectant, Germ and Virus Killing Claims