Recent in Regulatory (page 18 of 40)

FDA Rule for Broad-spectrum Labeling: Key Substrate Findings

UVA protection is part of the mandatory testing for claiming broad-spectrum sun protection. A worldwide standardization is in development with the ISO TC217, expected for UVA testing 2012. The FDA has issued a final rule following Colipa’s proposed UVA in vitro method. While this rule establishes UVA labeling and testing, inconsistencies remain. This study compares the critical wavelength in roughness and application before and after two levels of UV doses.

Colipa Welcomes EC's Animal Alternatives Report

Colipa, the European Cosmetics Association, welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s (EC) annual progress report on the development of alternative methods to animal testing for cosmetic purposes.

Mercury Warning in Mexico-made Skin Cream

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and South Texas Poison Control are warning consumers that Mexico-made skin cream Crema Aguamary may contain high levels of mercury.

FDA Warns Brazilian Blowout for Methylene Glycol Formulation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a warning letter to Brazilian Blowout for its Açai Professional Smoothing Solution. The FDA finds the product to be misbranded by stating on its label that it does not contain formaldehyde and is adulterated by containing methylene glycol, a liquid form of formaldehyde.

'May Contain' Ingredient Disclosures

The US Code of Federal Regulations lists1 the rules for displaying ingredients, and besides outlining the content that must be included and its order of appearance, the regulation describes use of the “may contain” clause, which while legally only applies to pigments, has been abused and is thus the main topic of this column.

EU Regulatory Update: Cosmetic Ingredients Under EU Scrutiny

In the EU, numerous mandates for new scientific opinions have been posted in 2011, with a specification of the assessment criteria and goals. The application areas mostly focus on the new and ongoing ingredient assessments of hair dyes, preservatives and UV filters.

FDA Releases Regulatory Science Plan

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science, its initiative to modernize the tools and methods that the agency uses to evaluate whether the products it regulates are safe for consumers.

US Sustainable Palm Oil Members Increase

Three global companies headquartered in the United States—Walmart, The Hershey Company and Citigroup—have become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an organization that aims to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil in the world.

Natural/Organic Products Assessed for "Naturalness"

Research conducted by Organic Monitor suggests that natural and organic cosmetic brands are not living up to their marketing claims, that some fair trade organizations are not using strict requirements and that content of natural ingredients varies by geographical region. The company assessed more than 50 international brands of natural cosmetic products and ranked them in terms of their naturalness.

Schakowsky Amends Safe Cosmetics Act; Reintroduces It to the House

On June 24, 2011, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and 10 co-sponsors introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R. 2359) to the US House of Representatives, which aims to amend title VI of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

FDA Releases a Final Sunscreen Rule

After nearly a four-year wait for an action on sunscreens, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Final Sunscreen Rule, which addresses the testing and labeling of OTC sunscreen products.

FDA Releases Draft Guidance Toward Nanotech Regulation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft guidance outlining its view on how to identify whether regulated products contain nanomaterials or apply such technologies.

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