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FDA Releases Regulatory Science Plan

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.

US Sustainable Palm Oil Members Increase

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.

Schakowsky Amends Safe Cosmetics Act; Reintroduces It to the House

On June 24, 2011, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and 10 co-sponsors introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R. 2359) to the US House of Representatives, which aims to amend title VI of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Organizations Support CIR Review of Formaldehyde/Methylene Glycol Safety

ICMAD has joined the Personal Care Products Council, the FDA, OSHA and consumer groups to support the safety review by the CIR for the use of formaldehyde/methylene glycol in professional hair straightening products.

EU Regulation No. 1223/2009, Part III: The Responsible Person

This column is the last in a three- part series on the European Union’s (EU) Regulation No. 1223/2009,1 which was published on Dec. 22, 2009.

FDA Requests Notifications for Adverse Reactions to Cosmetics

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that consumers notify the agency of all adverse reactions to beauty, personal hygiene and color cosmetic products.

PCPC's Ansell Responds to Reports of Bath Salt Danger

Jay Ansell, vice president of the cosmetics program for the Personal Care Products Council, has issued a statement in response to reports of human deaths and injuries related to drug-containing bath salts.

EU Regulation No. 1223/2009 Part 2: Prohibited Ingredients, Definitions and More

In total, EC No. 1223/2009, often called the Recast or the 8th Amendment, is comprised of a preamble with 71 parts (justification), 40 articles (replacing the old 15) and 10 annexes (replacing the old nine).

Stability Testing of Cosmetics: Call for Comments

The Personal Care Products Council is requesting public comments on a new Guideline for Stability Testing of Cosmetics by November 15, 2010.

The Impact of Junk Science on R&D: A Review of the 'Dirty Dozen'

Last spring, the David Suzuki Foundation, an environment conservation group based in Vancouver, published a report online describing what it called the “dirty dozen” cosmetic ingredients consumers should avoid. The group went so far as to provide a downloadable pocket guide of the 12 ingredients for consumers to use when they shop to avoid purchasing products containing these ingredients.

EU Regulatory Update: Provisions for CMRs

The first application deadline for Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, the recast of the Cosmetics Directive, is approaching. As of Dec. 1, 2010, the new provisions [Article 15(1&2)] on use of substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) will apply and Article 4b of the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC will be repealed.

Comparatively Speaking: cGMP vs. ISO

Tony O'Lenick draws on the expertise of Joe Albanese of 3V Inc. to discuss the differences between cGMP compliance and ISO certification.

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