Recent in Updates by Region (page 23 of 29)

EU Parliament Adopts Compromise Text for REACH

Yesterday the European Union Parliament adopted the compromise text for the European chemicals regulation, REACH.

CIR Reopens Assessment on Calendula Officinalis

After receiving a report from UNITIS, CIR is once again investigating the safety of Calendula officinalis in leave-on cosmetics.

Regulatory Review: European Update

This column outlines recent advancements in EU regulation. It includes animal testing, sunscreen guidelines and prohibition of vitamin K1.

CTFA Requests Public Comments on Guidelines

The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) is requesting public comments on the new and revised CTFA Quality Assurance and Good Manufacturing Practice Guidelines.

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...

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