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Jun 03, 2008 | 11:30 AM CDT
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
Just as the industry began to comply with the 7th Amendment to the Cosmetic Directive, the European Union (EU) Commission proposed the new 8th Amendment. After confusion surrounding the old rules, the commission attempted to correct matters, only making them worse.
May 29, 2008 | 10:40 AM CDT
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers against using Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream, a nursing cream by MOM Enterprises Inc.
May 20, 2008 | 04:01 PM CDT
The personal care industry still needs to work to fully identify and exploit the opportunities of nanotechnology in cosmetics.
May 20, 2008 | 02:49 PM CDT
June 1, 2008, marks the day when the European Chemicals Agency will start managing all activities for the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances in Europe.
May 15, 2008 | 04:29 PM CDT
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced it will conduct a completeness check of registration dossiers under REACH within three weeks of their submission.
May 15, 2008 | 04:28 PM CDT
Last October 2007, California Assemblywoman Fiona Ma introduced legislation to ban the use of phthalates in California. The law was passed by the California Legislature and will take effect in January 2009.
May 06, 2008 | 05:18 PM CDT
Australian researchers are closer to turning crops into bio factories capable of producing oils to replace petrochemicals such as fatty acids.
May 06, 2008 | 02:33 PM CDT
Just as pre-registration of chemicals in the EU moves to the registration phase on June 1, 2008, the European Chemicals Bureau (ECB) will hand off responsibilities to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
May 01, 2008 | 11:58 AM CDT
By: Robert Holtz, BioInnovation Laboratories
This is the third column in a continuing discussion regarding the new REACH regulations and their impact on chemical testing. The first appeared in December 2007 and discussed dermal corrosive potential testing; the second, in February 2008, covered dermal irritancy potential testing.
May 01, 2008 | 11:21 AM CDT
By: Jay M. Ansell, Personal Care Products Council
The importance of harmonization continues to grow. Past and present standard-setting work by ISO, such as in microbiology and sun protection, is laying the foundation for future bridges across regulatory gaps.