On 20 August, the European Commission adopted a decision extending the deadline for companies seeking EU approval for use of the biocide triclosan in disinfectants and as a preservative. The extension also applies to 2- phenoxyethanol. The new deadline for the submission of dossiers is 30 September 2013.

To read the original text of the Decision, please click here: http://eurlex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2012:226:0006:0007:EN:PDF.