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FDA Warns Moms Against Nipple Cream with Chlorphenesin

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers against using Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream, a nursing cream by MOM Enterprises Inc.

Infinitely Big Expectations from Infinitely Small Particles

The personal care industry still needs to work to fully identify and exploit the opportunities of nanotechnology in cosmetics.

REACH Update: Two Weeks Until Pre-registration

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.

ECHA to Check REACH Dossiers for Completeness

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced it will conduct a completeness check of registration dossiers under REACH within three weeks of their submission.

California Legislation Banning Phthalates Effective January 2009

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.

Bio-factory Production on the Horizon

Australian researchers are closer to turning crops into bio factories capable of producing oils to replace petrochemicals such as fatty acids.

European Chemicals Agency to Take the Reins

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).

Harmonizing Cosmetics Standards: ISO

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.

FDA Globalization Act to Effect Beauty Industry

The US House Committee on Energy and Commerce released a draft of legislation regarding provisions of adequate funding and authority for the FDA.

BFAD to Train on ASEAN Cosmetic Directive

The Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) announced it will host training sessions for cosmetic manufacturers, importers and distributors regarding the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive.

Manufacturers Trying to be Green on Product Labels

Manufacturers are trying to prove to consumers that their products are eco-friendly, according to a study.

REACH Update: Specifics for Naturals

Substances occurring in nature are exempt from registration, evaluation and downstream user obligations if they are not chemically modified or classified as dangerous...

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