UN Committees on Transport and GHS: UN Definition of Combustible Dust

24 May 2016

GN-2016-166 UN Discussions on Dust Explosion Hazards - Draft Guidance Document for your Comments until 31st May

As we have reported over the last two years, the issue of concern is how the UN GHS committee intends to define "combustible dust " and how this would impact on the agricultural commodities trade, together with classification criteria and hazard... more

20 Apr 2016

GN-2016-131 Publication of Final Sanitary Transportation Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

OVERVIEW - The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in 2011, enables the FDA to focus its food safety efforts on preventing problems rather than relying primarily on reacting to problems after they occur.  Since Januar... more

06 Jan 2016

GN-2016-011 UN Discussions on Dust Explosion Hazards and Positive Direction for Agricultural Commodity Sector

The UN subcommittee of GHS met in Geneva on 10th  December 2015. The agenda point on "definition of combustible dust hazards and the classification criteria"  was the focus of attention for the agricultural trade delegation. Gafta&rsqu... more

01 Jul 2015

GN-2015-313 UN Discussions on Dust Explosion Hazards

Please follow to the link a draft Gafta position paper on dust explosion hazards. The issue, as reported in Gaftaworld, is being discussed within the UN for the last several years. The idea of classifying agricultural products as a chemical... more