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Sindoor Powder Under FDA Fire for High Lead Content

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid the use of sindoor powder marketed under the Swad brand due to its high lead content.

Minnesota Bans Mercury in Mascara

Almost directly following the controversy surrounding lead in lipsticks, the industry is under scrutiny again as the Minnesota government bans mercury added to mascara and other cosmetics.

Senators Join CSC in Requesting Lipstick Testing

Senators John Kerry, Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer have joined the interest group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) in questioning the levels of lead in lipstick.

Regulatory Review: The Proposed Amendment for Sunscreen Products in the United States

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the long-awaited Proposed Rules (PR) for sunscreens in the Federal Register. This column reviews some of the changes included in the amendment, citing pages of this document to provide additional details.

FDA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Sunscreen Rule

Extension to run through Dec. 26, 2007; agency seeks to balance industry concerns and the interests of public health to ensure that sunscreen products properly inform consumers of the level of protection.

Proposed South African Label Rules: Impacting Trademarks?

Drafted amendments to the Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act restrict font size, lettering and even the color of packaging.

Eyelash Product Containing Bimatoprost Seized

On the command of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), US marshals seized 12,682 applicator tubes of Age Intervention Eyelash.

EU, FDA Work Toward Harmonization

The Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) meeting made an important step forward in harmonization between the EU and the FDA.

What is Palm Oil Doing to the Forests?

Greenpeace has reported that some personal care companies are sacrificing the environment to produce a commonly-used ingredient.

Colipa Supports TEC Results

Colipa, the European cosmetics industry association, has issued a statement that it is eagerly anticipating the results of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) meeting.

North American Chemical Group Asks SDA for Info

The Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) has asked the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) to provide the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with relevant chemical data.

California; CTFA to Host Issues Conference

The State of California and CTFA are hosting a conference to address green chemistry, air quality and implementation of the California Safe Cosmetics Act.

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