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Recent in Updates by Region (page 1 of 17)

EU Responds to Peanut Safety Concerns

In the interest of safety, the European Commission has limited the use of peanut oil and hydrolyzed wheat proteins in cosmetics.

Australian Chemical Reform in Action

The Australian government released a proposal to change its national chemical notification scheme earlier this year, which will include a ban on animal testing. Interestingly, it allows for risk-based regulation.

FDA Sets Regulatory Framework for Regenerative Biological Therapies

It's a sign of the times when technology and innovation hit a point where the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must stop and write new rules to ensure consumer safety. That time, with respect to regenerative biological therapies, is now.

Cosmetovigilance Connections: Safety and Concerns Over Light-cured Gel Nails

Cosmetovigilance is necessary for the prevention of potentially undesirable effects from cosmetic products. In relation, UV light used to cure gel manicures is one area with which the CTPA and British Society for Cutaneous Allergy are concerned.

Korean Regulatory Update 2017: Get Authorized

As an update to our 2013 coverage of Korean Cosmetic Regulations, here, author and consultant Ben Teoh provides another look at the current status of cosmetic regulations this region.

Canada’s ‘High’ Hopes for Regulatory Reform: Cannabis Legislation Sparks Debate

Canada is preparing for a regulatory overhaul that could replace outdated rules and classifications with one category:"Consumer Health Products." Cannabis-containing products also face trailblazing reform as countries and states disagree on the controversial ingredient's legality. What parallels can be drawn? Read on to learn.

Fatty Amines Market Size Expected to Escalate

Grand Review Research is expecting a rapid pick-up in the fatty amines market as the Asia-Pacific region drives the industry to the top. This market is especially prevalent among personal care and household products.

Nagoya Protocol Takes Bio Products to 'Flask' in Korea

The Nagoya Protocol went into effect on August 17, 2017, in Korea. How might this impact the region, or even the greater cosmetics industry? It may be too soon to tell.

Laying Down the Law: EU Labeling Requirements

Consumer information is an important part of the European Cosmetics Regulation and consists of two major components: product labeling and claims. This installment lays down the labeling laws.

A Century of Cosmetic Regulation [Timeline]

The modern FDA began to take shape after color additive misuse came to light in The Jungle. Personal care regulation has come a long way in the century that followed—Click through to learn more.

Is it Toxic? EU Mandate, Part 10: Safety

For each cosmetic product placed on the EU market, a safety evaluation must be performed. This includes a review of the toxicological profile of its ingredients, with a particular focus on genotoxicity. This mandate is described here.

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