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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mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) will apply and Article 4b of the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC will be repealed.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.

EU Regulation No. 1223/2009 Part 1: Product Safety

The European Union (EU) has published the long-awaited Regulation No. 1223/2009 on Dec. 22, 2009. At 151 pages, it is a lengthy read and when it goes into effect on July 11, 2013, it will make the EU the most highly regulated cosmetics industry in the world.

PCPC Publishes a Response to CSC Video

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has published a response to "The Story of Cosmetics," a video by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) alleging that cosmetic manufacturers formulate toxic chemicals into consumer products.

2010 Safe Cosmetics Act Introduced to the US House

US House representatives recently introduced HR 5786, the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, only days after the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) petitioned Congress for greater oversight from the US Food and Drug Administration.

The Council Calls for Greater FDA Personal Care Regulation

The Personal Care Products Council has effected an initiative through which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would have a greater role in assessing ingredient safety for personal care products sold in the United States.

From California to Colorado: Three Battles Against Cosmetics

In 2004, State Assemblyperson Judy Chu (D–Monterey Park, CA) fired the first bullets at the cosmetics industry by introducing a bill in California to ban certain ingredients from all cosmetics sold in the state.

EU Regulation Update: Tackling the Animal Testing Ban

The European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) has developed an approach for its members to address animal testing bans imposed by the 7th Amendment to the EU Cosmetics Directive.

FDA and SDA Address Triclosan Concern

The FDA updated its Web site on Apr. 8, 2010, with its most recent information on triclosan. According to the FDA, triclosan provides a benefit to a number of personal care products, and it does not have sufficient safety evidence to recommend changing consumer use of products that contain triclosan. However, the FDA also did not have evidence that triclosan provided any additional benefit when added to antibacterial soaps and body washes.

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