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ECHA's Forum to Inspect Formulators of Mixtures

At its Dec. 8-10, 2009, meeting, the ECHA's Forum determined that the next REACH enforcement project will be to inspect formulators of mixtures who are the first level downstream users in the supply chain.

Net Contents of a Cosmetic: The ‘E’ Mark and Units of Measure

Recently, some European Union member states have expressed concern over the misuse of the Estimated Symbol (℮), often referred to as the “e” mark, on product labels. In addition, some regulators have argued that the International System of Units, known as the metric system, should be used on all product labels to indicate the net contents of a finished product. Both of these concerns have fueled the present column in which the author debates how product labels should indicate the net contents of a cosmetic product. In closing, he comments on the jurisdiction of the CPSC in the United States.

EU Regulatory Update: Defining R&D in REACH

Beginning with this column, Annelie Struessmann, PhD, will no longer focus solely on REACH regulation, but will be expanding her topics to encompass a variety of regulatory issues occurring in the European Union. Although Struessmann's columns may discuss REACH, as this feature does, future columns also will touch upon other hot button issues in the EU regulation of personal care raw materials.

Personal Care Products Council Defends Face Paint Regulation

The Personal Care Products Council has responded to a report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics alleging that face paints not only contain lead, nickel, cobalt and chromium, but also bear misleading claims.

Israel Manufacturers Association Creates Label for Dead Sea Products

The Israel Manufacturers Association has developed a quality label for skin care products that are formulated with ingredients from the Dead Sea.

California Extends Deadline for Safe Cosmetics Program

The state of California has extended the deadline for reporting cosmetic ingredients considered as hazardous or potentially hazardous. The initial deadline of Oct. 15, 2009, has been extended to Dec. 15.

REACH Update: A Status Report Nearly One Year Before the First Registration Deadline

The magnitude of regulatory knowledge and cutting-edge science skills required for REACH becomes evident while completing the steps toward registration. As a consequence, ECHA is extending its support for SIEFs and lead registrants.

Cosmetics Registration in California and the FDA's Electronic-only Drug Registration

The stars where poorly aligned on June 15, 2009, when California finally issued its registration procedure and forms for the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005. At the same time, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) moved to an electronic-only filing system for drug registrations. These two changes have created significantly more work for the personal care industry—and with questionable benefits.

REACH Update: Downstream User Obligations, Identified Uses and Use Descriptors

Within REACH, downstream user responsibilities for risk management measures arise when an eSDS is received from a chemical supplier with an annexed ES.

Comparatively Speaking: US FDA Categories of Hand Sanitizer Actives

Anthony J. O’Lenick, Jr. turns to David R. Macinga, PhD, and James W. Arbogast, PhD, to explain the differences between the US FDA categories used to classify hand sanitizer actives.

Clariant Launches its EcoTain Label for Eco-friendly Products

Clariant has launched its EcoTain label to support the cosmetic and personal care industry’s commitment to choosing more natural, eco-friendly products and formulation concepts.

AHPA Supports Organic Certification of Soaps by NOP

The American Herbal Products Association filed comments in support of a document drafted by the US Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program that suggests certifying and labeling soaps "organic" or "made with" under the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA).

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