Recent in Updates by Region (page 1 of 17)

South Korea Aims for Cosmetic Expansion

The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced that it will form a new council of ASEAN member countries by 2019, with the goal of establishing cosmetic industry regulations in the region so that South Korean companies can fare better in the ASEAN market.

FDA Updates CFSAN Education Resource Library

Designed for personal and professional use, the library covers cosmetic safety, dietary supplements, food safety, nutrition and industry information such as food defense.

China Releases Draft Rules on the Classification of Cosmetics

Previous classifications—which were more than 20-years old—failed to fully reflect recent developments or meet regulatory needs. While they will remain effective, detailed classifications will be added for the purposes of “filling, registration, administration and statistics of cosmetics.”

ICMAD President and CEO Releases Statement on Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2018

ICMAD president and CEO Pam Busiek notes that the organization has begun reviewing the draft legislation, and will provide feedback by the deadline.

EU Effectively Bans D4 and D5 in Wash-off Products

Wash-off cosmetic products containing a certain concentration of D4 and D5 will not be allowed on the European market after Jan. 31, 2020.

Legislation Proposed in Wake of Asbestos Allegations

New legislation has been proposed to the U.S. House of Representatives after children's and tween's product retailer Claire's recalled several cosmetic products thought to contain asbestos.

EU Regulatory Review: Regulation Milestones, Looking Back at 2017

The personal care industry saw regulatory changes regarding microbeads, nanomaterials, preservatives and more in 2017. Here, the U.K.'s Cosmetic, Toiletries and Perfumery Association looks back at the past year in regulation.

The Body Shop Urges Canadian Animal Testing Ban

The Canadian government is currently reviewing a ban on cosmetic animal testing, and is being lobbied by consumer brand The Body Shop.

FDA Begins Expediting Recall Information

The agency is increasing transparency in the product recall process.

On the Horizon: Tattoo and Permanent Makeup Ink Restrictions

Several European regulatory bodies have proposed restrictions on tattoo and permanent makeup inks, citing potential health issues.

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.

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