The company TMK Retail Service & Consulting GmbH, established in 2014, provides manufacturers, importers and retailers with external quality management services for non-food products. The objective is to proactively accompany the manufacturing or procurement process and to help verify all aspects of product marketability. This means that TMK customers are protected as far as possible from legal warning letters and can successfully focus on sourcing new customers and developing new fields of activity. TMK is independent of inspection institutes, combining many years’ expertise with modern process management and thus enabling customers to obtain product conformity at low prices.
Between 4 March and 26 March 2020, as many as three general decrees of BAUA (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) were added, which now grants special approvals for certain hand disinfection formulations. These can now be produced industrially also for normal consumers, without any supply restrictions. Recommendation: In order to avoid supply bottlenecks for the manufacturers listed under the Biocides Ordinance, the current BAUA general decree should be used.
On account of the current corona pandemic, the EAR Foundation, in coordination with the German Federal Environment Agency, has decided to give all parties obliged to notify the opportunity to submit their annual statistics notification for 2019 on the EAR portal by 31 May 2020. Notifications submitted after 30 April 2020 – which are actually late – will therefore not be forwarded (in coordination with) the Federal Environment Agency as the authority responsible for the prosecution of administrative offences.
Please ensure that your suppliers have already checked the products for substances in the prohibited list according to Annex XVII of REACh. Moreover, we recommend that you arrange for your suppliers to sign a declaration of chemical harmlessness. Also ensure for production that none of the phthalates mentioned can “creep in” unnoticed.