Tag: toxic

Green Chemistry Is Back

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released new informal draft regulations whose stated purpose is:  "to make safer consumer products ….widespread in California…[and]…. provide more protection against toxic chemicals in products on store shelves, while creating market opportunities for industry."    The draft released on October 31, 2011, creates regulations identifying consumer products that contain … Continue Reading

Green Chemistry Initiative Regulations Released For Comment

By Guest Blogger Lee Smith California is on the cusp of approving draft regulations that are proposed for California’s new Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI) .Green chemistry, per the initiative, is the process for reducing or eliminating the use of hazardous materials by transitioning away from managing toxic chemicals at the end of the lifecycle, and … Continue Reading

Lessons from Toxic Rice and Chinese Dairies – Threats From Bioterrorism and Supplier Fraud

Manufacturer fraud and bioterrorism should be on the radar screen for any food producer. Apart from the meltdown in the U.S. financial markets and presidential politics, the big news this week is toxic rice from Southeast Asia and melamine-tainted dairy products from China. Both crises were caused by intentional contamination of food products by raw-materials … Continue Reading
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