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Oct 10, 2011 | 03:55 PM CDT
NSF International’s American National Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients (NSF/ANSI 305) has been expanded to allow plant-based ingredients that are certified to European Union (EU) organic regulations.
Oct 05, 2011 | 12:14 PM CDT
By: Dominique Lutz, Julie Ongenaed and Celine Guy,…
UVA protection is part of the mandatory testing for claiming broad-spectrum sun protection. A worldwide standardization is in development with the ISO TC217, expected for UVA testing 2012. The FDA has issued a final rule following Colipa’s proposed UVA in vitro method. While this rule establishes UVA labeling and testing, inconsistencies remain. This study compares the critical wavelength in roughness and application before and after two levels of UV doses.
Sep 14, 2011 | 06:16 PM CDT
Colipa, the European Cosmetics Association, welcomes the publication of the European Commission’s (EC) annual progress report on the development of alternative methods to animal testing for cosmetic purposes.
Sep 13, 2011 | 04:02 PM CDT
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and South Texas Poison Control are warning consumers that Mexico-made skin cream Crema Aguamary may contain high levels of mercury.
Sep 08, 2011 | 10:46 AM CDT
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a warning letter to Brazilian Blowout for its Açai Professional Smoothing Solution. The FDA finds the product to be misbranded by stating on its label that it does not contain formaldehyde and is adulterated by containing methylene glycol, a liquid form of formaldehyde.
Sep 01, 2011 | 02:01 PM CDT
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
The US Code of Federal Regulations lists1 the rules for displaying ingredients, and besides outlining the content that must be included and its order of appearance, the regulation describes use of the “may contain” clause, which while legally only applies to pigments, has been abused and is thus the main topic of this column.
Aug 23, 2011 | 10:41 AM CDT
By: Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
In the EU, numerous mandates for new scientific opinions have been posted in 2011, with a specification of the assessment criteria and goals. The application areas mostly focus on the new and ongoing ingredient assessments of hair dyes, preservatives and UV filters.
Aug 22, 2011 | 11:33 AM CDT
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science, its initiative to modernize the tools and methods that the agency uses to evaluate whether the products it regulates are safe for consumers.
Aug 03, 2011 | 05:44 PM CDT
Three global companies headquartered in the United States—Walmart, The Hershey Company and Citigroup—have become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an organization that aims to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil in the world.
Aug 03, 2011 | 09:14 AM CDT
Research conducted by Organic Monitor suggests that natural and organic cosmetic brands are not living up to their marketing claims, that some fair trade organizations are not using strict requirements and that content of natural ingredients varies by geographical region. The company assessed more than 50 international brands of natural cosmetic products and ranked them in terms of their naturalness.