Press Releases

7th December 2016

HSE update on hazards from nickel and its organic compounds

HSE has issued an update on the control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH). This environmental hygiene guidance note draws attention to the possible health hazards which could result from occupational exposure to nickel and its inorganic compounds.

A copy of EH60 can be found on the Simplifi-Solutions website.

2nd September 2016

ECHA announcement

Companies intending to  market any of the twenty active substances listed by ECHA as repellents or attractants must notify the Agency by 24 February 2017 to include them in the biocides Review Programme.

The substances are:

Orange, sweet Pepper (Piper), P. nigrum, Lemon oil Capsaicin Fructose Honey α-Lactose monohydrate Malt, Cheese Skimmed milk powder Garlic, Yeast Fulvic acid Saccharomyces cerevisiae,  Peanut butter Brandy (food grade) Vinegar (food grade containing a maximum of 10% acetic acid) Apple juice concentrate Powdered egg Mentha arvensis, ext.


2nd September 2016

Seminar on EU 1924/2006

Government Chemist,  in cooperation with the Association of Public Analysts Training Committee and APA Educational Trust, has organised Health Claims seminar.

The seminar, to be held on 29th September, will provide guidance on compliance with EC Regulation No 1924/2006.  this regulation governs the use of nutrition and health claims in the labelling, presentation and advertising of foods. It aims at enabling consumers to make healthier choices by protecting them from misleading information and ensuring a level playing field for food businesses. This complex and still evolving piece of legislation has many facets.

To register for this seminar contact