Recent in Updates by Region (page 15 of 29)

TSA Aims to Lift Liquid Restrictions by 2010

Currently, passengers must have their liquids in three oz. or less bottles housed in a one quart-sized, clear plastic bag.

Colipa Supports Directive Review

Colipa supports the vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, agreeing with the European Commission to review the Cosmetics Directive.

Association Questions Formaldehyde Use in Brazilian Straighteners

Recent media stories have prompted one association to raise questions regarding the safety of some Brazilian keratin treatments, known as escova progressiva in Brazil.

Company Recalls Acne Gels Due to Bacteria Threat

The company recalled 1 ounce (28 g) tubes of DG Maximum Strength Acne Medicated Gel, sold at Dollar General; Kroger Acne Gel 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Medication, sold at Kroger; and Equate: Medicated Acne Gel, sold at Wal-Mart.

Colipa Launches New Public Web Site

The Web site aims to give clear information to a wide range of stakeholders on issues of importance to the cosmetics industry.

REACH-IT System Update Speeds Progress

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has adjusted the REACH-IT system, which the agency reports has improved the performance of online and bulk pre-registrations for REACH.

FDA Funds Safety Monitoring and Expects Hydroquinone Monograph

The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) recently received US$66.8 million in funding out of the US$150 million allocated for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

CIR Approves Ingedients and Comments on the Moisturizer/Tumor Article at its 108th Meeting

At the the Cosmetic Ingredient Review's (CIR) 108th Expert Panel meeting, it approved fumaric acid at 5%; requested more data on Basic Violet 3, 1 and 4; deemed licorice extract and allantoin safe; reviewed the article claiming a link between moisturizers and UVB-induced tumors; and requested a carcinogenicity study on toluene-3,4-diamine as a hair dye ingredient.

Regulatory Review: California and Dubai

While California and Dubai may seem like an odd pair, new regulations in Dubai surfaced when California released more information on compliance with the California Safe Cosmetics Program, providing the perfect opportunity to discuss them together in one column.

Voluntary Registration of Cosmetics and 2007 Frequency of Preservative Use

This report details recent trends in preservative use based on VCRP data submitted to the FDA by manufacturers. The author encourages companies to participate in this program to build credibility for self-regulation and to protect their own business interests.

California Governor Signs Green Chemistry Bills

State regulators given broad authority to evaluate and ban potentially harmful industrial chemicals; state department charged with developing program to identify chemicals of concern and analyze alternatives by 2011.

EU to Invite Scientists as Risk Assessment Advisors

The European Commission announced plans to invite scientists to join its risk assessment and other scientific committees to provide scientific advice on consumer safety, public health and the environment.

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