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FDA Adds Cosmetic Manufacturers to Import Alert for Drug Claims

The US Food & Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) has re-issued an import alert that scrutinizes cosmetic manufacturers importing antiaging products into the United States that make drug claims.

Whole Foods to Require USDA Certification on Organic Personal Care Products

US retailer Whole Foods will now require personal care products having organic claims to be third-party certified by the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) National Organic Program (NOP) standard by June 1, 2011, in order to be sold at its stores.

From California to Colorado: Three Battles Against Cosmetics

In 2004, State Assemblyperson Judy Chu (D–Monterey Park, CA) fired the first bullets at the cosmetics industry by introducing a bill in California to ban certain ingredients from all cosmetics sold in the state.

The Council Responds to EWG Sunscreen Report

John Bailey, chief scientist of the Personal Care Products Council, has released a statement in response to the 2010 Environmental Working Group (EWG) Sunscreen Report.

Comparatively Speaking: Cosmetic Labeling in the United States

In this excerpt, Tony O'Lenick looks to Perry Romanowski to explain how to list ingredients on a cosmetic product label in the United States, for the benefit of novice formulators.

EU Regulation Update: Tackling the Animal Testing Ban

The European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) has developed an approach for its members to address animal testing bans imposed by the 7th Amendment to the EU Cosmetics Directive.

Is Cosmetic Science Really "Bad"? Part V: Who do you think you are fooling?

In previous installments of this series, the author applied Michael Shermer's Baloney Detection Kit, which includes ten questions to ask to validate a science, to cosmetic science. Having previously applied the first eight questions, the author addresses the final two in this installment.

NaTrue Offers Raw Material Certification to Aid Formulators

As of March 2010, raw material suppliers can certify their products under the NaTrue label in the same way as finished product manufacturers.

FDA and SDA Address Triclosan Concern

The FDA updated its Web site on Apr. 8, 2010, with its most recent information on triclosan. According to the FDA, triclosan provides a benefit to a number of personal care products, and it does not have sufficient safety evidence to recommend changing consumer use of products that contain triclosan. However, the FDA also did not have evidence that triclosan provided any additional benefit when added to antibacterial soaps and body washes.

FDA Cracks Down on Medicinal Claims Regarding Bee By-products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cracked down on Wisconsin-based Beehive Botanicals Inc. after the company did not comply with requests to remove and change misbranded and unapproved claims from its Web site and labels.

Certifying Hair Product Claims

Claims for hair products generally are not associated with clear cut outcomes. Therefore, consumers have no standard by which to compare product efficacy. In relation, the North American Hair Research Society (NAHRS) has proposed standards for hair product claims, outlined here, which relate to characteristics including frizz, color fastness and curl retention, among others.

The FDA's 'Wish List': A Unified Agenda

The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 and Executive Order 12866 require the publication of a semiannual inventory of the rulemaking under development, and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) publishes this wish list for the FDA. The latest came out on Dec. 7, 2009.

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