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China Sees Contamination and Product Recall Issues with Exports

China is undoubtedly one of the biggest cosmetic and personal care manufacturers in the world. However, it has been experiencing product recall and contamination issues with exported goods over the last six months.

Government Funding Increase--A Step Toward Globalization?

The US House Committee on Appropriations has approved a $2 million increase for the FDA's Office of Cosmetics and Colors.

Environmental Group Questions Nano Sunscreens

Friends of the Earth, a US network of environmental groups, has questioned the safety of nanoparticles in sunscreens. The group will hold a telephone news conference where it will discuss its findings.

Cropwatch Requests Comment From Industry

Cropwatch has requested information from industry professionals on a variety of topics.

Regulatory Review: European Union and US OTC Drug Updates

The European Union (EU) issued the latest Adaptations to Technical Progress (ATP) on April 17, 2007. This ATP prohibited several ingredients and severely restricted an important preservative.

FDA Releases Nanotech Report

The International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) has reported that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be releasing an internal task force report and recommendations on nanotechnology oversight by the end of this month.

Burt's Bees Defines Natural

Burt's Bees has announced that it will work with other beauty industry companies to develop a standard for natural personal care products.

CTFA Increases Involvement with Chinese Regulation

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) met with five officials from the Chinese Administration of Quality, Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) on June 10, 2007.

Russia to Regulate Alcohol Content in Cosmetics, Fragrance

As of July 1, 2007, information on any cosmetic or fragrance containing more than 1.5% alcohol must be registered in Russia.

Cognis Classifies Green Products

Cognis Care Chemicals has created “Green Chemical Solutions”, a new classification system based on product specific data.

Organic Cosmetic Standards: A New Formulation Challenge

The popularity of the Ecocert cosmetic standards and the publication of the NSF standards have increased the complexity of the organic cosmetic landscape. This article reviews organic standards in cosmetics and contrasts how to formulate products based on Ecocert vs. NSF standards.

FDA Responds to EWG Sunscreen List

The FDA responded to EWG's report on sunscreens that claimed the FDA fails to set meaningful sunscreen standards.

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