Recent in Updates by Region (page 23 of 29)

Canada Regulates Cosmetic Labels

All cosmetics sold in Canada must now be labelled with a list of ingredients in descending order of content.

EU Earth-friendly Move Opposed By Some

An attempt by the EU to encourage companies to use more environmentally-friendly materials is being opposed by some.

FDA Eyes "Functional Foods"

The FDA recently announced plans for a public hearing focused on foods being marketed as "functional foods."

NTEF Questions Cosmetic Ingredients

The National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation (NTEF) has questioned some ingredients, specifically hydrogenated peanut oil, that are formulated into cosmetic and personal care products.

China Distributor Implements Responsible Distribution

CCCMC (Beijing) has agreed to implement responsible distribution as its formal product stewardship program.

FDA Regulates Cattle Materials in Cosmetics

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a final rule regulating the use of cattle materials in human food and cosmetics.

European Union Update

While industry tries to understand the 7th Amendment to the Cosmetic Directive, which goes into effect in 2004 and 2005, the Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Nonfood Products Intended for Consumers (SCCNFP) continues to meet and make recommendations for further changes to the EU Cosmetic Directive’s annexes. These are called Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP).

CTFA Addresses Rising Concerns for Nanoparticles in Personal Care

The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) has released a scientific white paper detailing the science behind the benefits of nanotechnology in personal care products...

US Regulations Update: FDA Issues Final Monograph for Skin Protectants

On June 4, 2003, the FDA published the Final Monograph (FM) for Skin Protectant Drugs for Human Use.

European Union Update

After what seems like endless years of debate and changes, a compromise has been achieved, and the 7th Amendment to the Cosmetic Directive has been passed

European Update

While we have been focused on the debates and fi nally the compromises that are now the 7th Amendment to the European Union Cosmetic Directive, many other issues concerning technical changes continue to evolve in the EU.

Regulatory Review: Disclosing Cosmetics Information to the EU Public

The Seventh Amendment to the European Union (EU) Cosmetic Directive has a clause requiring certain information about cosmetics to be made available to the EU public. That clause, which addresses certain dangerous substances and also addresses animal testing, has not attracted much discussion or attention but has enormous implications for cosmetic companies.

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