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EU Regulatory Update: The Individual Safety Assessment–a Practical Approach towards Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009
Oct 19, 2011 | Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
The new Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 defined the format of the Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) in the Regulation’s Annex I. Accordingly, the information for documenting the product’s safety is to be listed in a part A of the CPSR, and this needs to include the toxicological profiles of the ingredient substances, their physical and chemical characteristics, impurities, trace components, as well as their exposure criteria in use.
Oct 10, 2011
NSF International’s American National Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients (NSF/ANSI 305) has been expanded to allow plant-based ingredients that are certified to European Union (EU) organic regulations.
Oct 5, 2011 | Dominique Lutz, Julie Ongenaed and Celine Guy, HelioScreen Labs
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.
Sep 14, 2011
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.
Sep 13, 2011
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.
Sep 8, 2011
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.
Sep 1, 2011 | David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
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.
Aug 23, 2011 | Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
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.
Aug 22, 2011
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.
Aug 3, 2011
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.
Aug 3, 2011
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.
Jun 27, 2011
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.