Risk management action milestones: Batch 5

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The chemical substances listed below are from Batch 5 of the Challenge, and each substance has met the criteria of section 64(c) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999). The tables below compile the proposed risk management actions for health. For the complete wording of these proposed actions, please refer to the risk management approaches listed in the summary of Batch 5 substances and publications. An updated summary of Chemical Management Plan (CMP) risk management instruments is available on the CMP risk management actions table.

Batch 5

CAS RN 79-06-1
Common name: Acrylamide
Authority Risk management actions Most recent milestone
Food and Drugs Act (F&DA)(foods) Engage industry to encourage the development of a guidance document outlining best practices for acrylamide reduction in prepackaged foods. The FoodDrinkEurope Acrylamide Toolbox(available in English only), published in 2009, is considered to satisfy the need for an industry guidance document.
F&DA (foods) Support the development and implementation of tools to minimize acrylamide formation in foods, including the use of asparaginase in food processing. technical Consultation on Health Canada's Proposal to Amend the Food and Drug Regulations to Permit the Use of the Enzyme Asparaginase in Certain Food Products is closed. Comments have been considered and a summary of the Comments has been published.
F&DA (foods) Work with the Canadian food service industry to encourage the adoption of acrylamide reduction strategies. Underway.
F&DA (foods) Update acrylamide monitoring program to evaluate effectiveness of reduction strategies and compliance with reduction best practices. Health Canada's Acrylamide Monitoring Program has been implemented. Industry stakeholders will be consulted.
F&DA (foods) Regular updates of consumption advice to reduce exposure to acrylamide from food sources, based on scientific and monitoring data. Consumer consumption advice on Acrylamide - What you can do to reduce exposure has been updated.
F&DA (foods) International coordination of risk management with key food regulatory partners (United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan). Underway.
F&DA (foods) Update food-related health risk assessment with new international findings and Health Canada-led research and monitoring on occurrence in food and impacts on human health. Underway.
F&DA (cosmetics) Addition to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. The Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist has been amended.
CEPA 1999 Addition of acrylamide to the Environmental Emergency Regulations. In development.
CAS RN 115-96-8
Common name: TCEP
Authority Risk management actions Most recent milestone
Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) Prohibition of toys and other products intended for children under 3 years of age which are made with polyurethane foam containing TCEP. The consultation for the proposal for legislative action on TCEP under the CCPSA is now closed. The regulatory process is ongoing.
CEPA 1999 Prohibition of the use of TCEP in polyurethane foam in furniture, electronics, adhesives, textiles, upholstery, carpeting, rubber, plastics, paints and varnishes. Under consideration, pending results of market surveillance project.
CEPA 1999 Significant New Activity (SNAc) provisions. An order amending the Domestic Substances List was published in the Canada Gazette, Part II,on January 30, 2013.

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