Recent in Updates by Region (page 25 of 29)

Brussels Demands Ingredient Disclosures

Undesireable effects of cosmetic products must now be disclosed to consumers, in accordance with new rules established in Brussels.

Canada to Review Chemicals Banned by EU

Health Canada announced plans to review 22 chemicals that recently were banned by the European Union (EU).

Alcohol Laws in Russia Affect Cosmetics

Russia's $7 billion cosmetics industry may be in jeopardy due to government regulations cracking down on alcohol...

FDA Overhauls Advisory Committee

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed details of its efforts to improve its advisory committees of experts.

A Century of Progressive Regulation

This article reports some of the key progress made in ingredient regulation by the FDA and CTFA in the United States over the past 100 years, leading to today's standards and progress.

22 Hair Dye Substances Banned

As part of its hair dye strategy, the European Commission has banned 22 hair dye substances...

2005 Preservatives Use: Frequency Report and Registration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compiles frequency of use data from registrations submitted through the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP). Here, a review of the latest preservative data collected is presented as well as a discussion of the importance of the registration program.

Luxury Cosmetics At Risk

A joint agreement to fight counterfeiting and intellectual property theft was signed by U.S. president George W. Bush and EU Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.

Border Inspection Slows

The number of Food and Drug Administration(FDA) border inspectors has seen a drastic drop in the past four years.

Cleaner Products for CARB

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) reviewed its plan to regulate many consumer products.

SCCP Reviews Hair Dyes

In Europe, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) has been busy reviewing the components of hair dyes. On Dec. 13, 2005, the committee issued its opinion on the exposure and reaction products of oxidative hair dye formulations. For chemists interested in the chemistry of oxidative hair dyes, this is an excellent review of the various chemical reactions that result in hair dyeing.

FDA Petitioned to Assess Nanotech Risk

CTA and a coalition of consumer, health and environmental groups called on the FDA to address nanomaterials in consumer products.

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