Recent in Updates by Region (page 14 of 29)

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.

FDA Finds Harmful Bacteria in Antimicrobial Products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers to avoid the use of Clarcon skin products. According to the FDA, there is a risk of bacterial contamination associated with the products.

FDA Recalls Face Paint Due to Adverse Reactions

The FDA has learned of a cluster of adverse events in children exposed to various colors of the face paint. All exposures occurred on the same day at an organized event and included rashes, itchiness, burning sensation, and swelling where the face paints were applied.

International Groups Unite to Develop Animal Alternatives

Global efforts to promote alternatives to animal testing were united at the April 27, 2009, meeting in Brussels via the signing of an agreement by international bodies.

FDA Recalls Nail Polish Remover After Burn Reports

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement recalling of Non-Acetone Nail Polish Remover due to a possible health risk.

Recent ATPs and Their Effect in the EU and Abroad

The recast of the directive, known as the 8th Amendment, has been proposed. This amendment currently is in review by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers. If an agreement is reached, the personal care industry will see many sweeping changes, as reported in the June 2008 edition of this column.

The Council Urges US to Eliminate Mexican Tariffs

The Personal Care Products Council has issued a statement urging the United States to eliminate tariffs imposed by Mexico on products such as makeup, skin care, hair care and more.

Council Responds to Chemical Concern Surrounding Baby Product Chemicals

The council considered the two chemicals "trace" or extremely low in personal care products. In addition, it found that the percentages are below established regulatory limits or safety thresholds and are not a cause for health concern.

Today's the Day: Animal Testing Ban Initiated in Europe

Today, March 11, 2009, two bans enter into force concerning animal testing for cosmetics products sold in the European Union. The first bans the testing of ingredients on animals while the second bans the sale of cosmetic products containing ingredients tested on animals.

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