Recent in Updates by Region (page 13 of 29)

Indonesian Cosmetic Manufacturers Request Free Trade Postponement

Indonesian cosmetics and herbal medicine producers are requesting an exemption for their products from the ASEAN-China free trade agreement.

Personal Care Products Council Defends Face Paint Regulation

The Personal Care Products Council has responded to a report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics alleging that face paints not only contain lead, nickel, cobalt and chromium, but also bear misleading claims.

California Extends Deadline for Safe Cosmetics Program

The state of California has extended the deadline for reporting cosmetic ingredients considered as hazardous or potentially hazardous. The initial deadline of Oct. 15, 2009, has been extended to Dec. 15.

REACH Update: A Status Report Nearly One Year Before the First Registration Deadline

The magnitude of regulatory knowledge and cutting-edge science skills required for REACH becomes evident while completing the steps toward registration. As a consequence, ECHA is extending its support for SIEFs and lead registrants.

Cosmetics Registration in California and the FDA's Electronic-only Drug Registration

The stars where poorly aligned on June 15, 2009, when California finally issued its registration procedure and forms for the California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005. At the same time, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) moved to an electronic-only filing system for drug registrations. These two changes have created significantly more work for the personal care industry—and with questionable benefits.

Comparatively Speaking: US FDA Categories of Hand Sanitizer Actives

Anthony J. O’Lenick, Jr. turns to David R. Macinga, PhD, and James W. Arbogast, PhD, to explain the differences between the US FDA categories used to classify hand sanitizer actives.

Foaming Scrub Lot Recalled Due to Bacteria Presence

Arbonne International LLC has voluntarily recalled a lot of Seasource Detox Spa Foaming Sea Salt Scrub due to the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Accutane's Exit Could Fuel the Development of Topical Acne Treatments

Roche Holding AG has pulled its oral acne medication Accutane (isotretinoin), which could pave the way for its increased topical use or for the development of new topical treatments for severe acne.

ASEAN Regulation Covered at in-cosmetics Asia

The Cosmetic Regulations and Safety Assessment Workshop will be hosted on Oct. 15, 2009, the last day of in-cosmetics Asia in Singapore.

Dubai Cracks Down on Banned Substances in Cosmetics

Dubai Municipality is cracking down on manufacturers and distributors of personal care products containing banned substances linked to cancer and animal products that violate Islamic beliefs.

FDA Dispels Lead in Lipstick Reports with Sensitive Method for Lead Analysis

The FDA announced that it has developed a new method of testing lead in lipsticks and retested all lipsticks reported to contain high amounts of lead.

Comparatively Speaking: Cosmetic vs. Cosmeceutical vs. Drug?

The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act (FD&C Act) defines a cosmetic by its intended use, meaning cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering appearance.

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