Recent in Updates by Region (page 1 of 16)
Apr 26, 2017 | Robert Ross-Fichtner, Angela Mazza, MD, and Anna Schwanke, Focal Point Research Inc., Mississauga, Ontario
It can be deduced from today's scientific literature that countless ingredients have been developed with the intent to alter the structure and function of human skin. This raises important questions in terms of how these products should be regulated and what types of safety standards they should be held to.
Apr 18, 2017 | Pascal Yvon, IDEA TESTS Group, Martillac, France
Clearly, cosmetics must be safe for human health. To ensure there's no mistaking just how safe, EU Cosmetics Regulation No. 1223/2009 has set forth some ground rules. Among them are microbiological considerations, which will truly challenge your preservative systems.
Apr 5, 2017 | Rachel Grabenhofer
"Some companies decide to have one office in the UK, and another in the EU. The alternative is to provide the importer the product information file (PIF), which raises concerns over confidentiality."
Mar 17, 2017 | Pascal Yvon, IDEA Tests Group, Martillac, France
The EU Cosmetics Regulation requires skin sensitization to be determined through non-animal methods. Here, the pathways for skin sensitization are reviewed, three non-animal tests are described in brief, and their combination with one another, followed by human assessment, are explored.
Feb 10, 2017 | Pascal Yvon, IDEA Tests Group
Skin sensitization is one of the critical endpoints used to assess cosmetic ingredient safety, as highlighted in the EU regulation. Considerations for non-animal skin sensitization testing are discussed here.
Feb 1, 2017
The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA) has recently released a position paper titled, “Getting the Best from Brexit.”
Jan 20, 2017 | Pascal Yvon, IDEA Tests Group, Martillac, France
An ingredient's highest safe dose divided by its exposure equals its margin of safety; that's the gist of the EU's risk assessment . This sixth article in a series covers the specific requirements for risk determination.
Jan 17, 2017
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety of Korea announced upcoming changes to policies in the food, pharma, quasi-drug, cosmetic and medical device sector for 2017. These changes are important to keep this regional hub of innovation internationally aligned.
Jan 3, 2017 | Robert Ross-Fichtner and Dayna Lozon, Focal Point Research Inc., Mississauga, ON
Health Canada is working to reform regulations for cosmetics, natural health products and over-the-counter drugs based on risk. The newly proposed system raises endless questions, concerns and opinions.
Dec 22, 2016
Want a say in the levels of lead allowed in cosmetics? Now's your chance. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking comments on its newly drafted guidelines.
Nov 15, 2016 | Pascal Yvon, IDEA TESTS Group
Product safety: It's crucial. That's why European Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 requires the following 10 aspects of cosmetic product data to be provided in order to support a proper safety assessment.
Oct 20, 2016 | Pascal Yvon, IDEA Tests Group
Europe's Cosmetics Regulation requires that, prior to their market release, cosmetic products undergo a safety assessment. From this, a safety report is drawn up for each product. In this column, we show you what elements of data you’ll need to gather.