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By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
Posted: July 30, 2009, from the August 2009 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
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The fact that these products contain colors that are unapproved in the United States (and most of the world) and that they lack safety data has not deterred them from calling attention to the fact that these certified colors—the only ingredients the FDA does pre-approve—are synthetic. In fact, even non-batch certified colors first must be allowed by the FDA.
Health Canada is to be commended even if one disagrees with the list of permitted claims. The group spells out what can and cannot be claimed. In my opinion, all cosmetic regulators should adopt this approach. Finally special notice should go to the CTPA for its aggressive stance against negative advertising. Now if only the US companies could be convinced.