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Death From Methyl Salicylate Incites Debate on the Ingredient

A 17 year-old track star from Staten Island, N.J., USA, died from overexposure to methyl salicylate, an ingredient commonly formulated in OTC muscle pain cream that is also known as salicylic acid methyl ester, oil of wintergreen, betula oil and methyl-2-hydroxybenzoate.

FDA Cautions Against DEG-containing Toothpaste from China

Cautioning consumers, the FDA warned against using toothpaste made in China and issued an alert to prevent DEG-containing toothpaste from entering the United States.

ANZTPA Launches Newsletter

The Australia New Zealand Therapeutic Products Authority, a joint organization between New Zealand and Australia to establish uniform cosmetic regulation, has launched a newsletter to chronicle its actions.

Regulatory Review: European Update

The European Union (EU) recently issued two important documents. The first document covered units of measure while the second discussed public consultation on the simplification of the Cosmetic Directive. In addition, several new opinions were given by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP). Finally the latest Adaptations to Technical Progress (ATP) were released.

CIR Holds 102ND Meeting

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel considered 10 ingredients at its 102nd meeting in Washington DC.

CTFA Establishes Code for Cosmetic Companies

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association has announced that the Consumer Commitment Code is now in effect.

CTFA Releases 6th Regulatory Manual

The sixth edition provides an updated overview of the regulatory environment in 74 countries.

SCCP Reviews Hydrogen Peroxide

The European Commission is requesting an opinion from the Scientific committee on Consumer Products on the health risks associated with the use of hydrogen peroxide in oral hygiene products.

China Lightens Restrictions on Cosmetic Raw Materials

Importers of cosmetic products in China are no longer required to provide a bovine spongiform encephalopathy-free certificate.

China Gets Tougher on Cosmetic Claims

Chinese cosmetic producers soon will be banned from exaggerating the effects of their products.

Organic Food Inspector Sets Standards for Organic Personal Care

The Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), a UK-based organic food inspector and licensor, has established a standard for organic cosmetics and body care.

Recall Reminder: Test Products

Routine product tests initiated this product recall--a harsh reminder of the importance of testing and preserving products.

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