Microban Persuades Court To Annul EU's Triclosan Ban

Law360, New York (October 25, 2011, 9:52 PM EDT) -- The European General Court on Tuesday sided with anti-bacterial product company Microban International Ltd. and reversed the European Commission's ban on the marketing of certain plastic products containing triclosan — a chemical that may pose risks to human health and the environment.

Just a week before the ban was to take effect, the court concluded that the European Commission wrongly banned the marketing of triclosan as an additive used in the manufacture of products that would likely come into contact with food.

According to the court,...
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