Recent in Updates by Region (page 28 of 29)

World Progress in Cosmetics Regulation

There have been several important changes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Japan and the European Union (EU) which will affect cosmetics sold in these countries. The additions in Japan and the safety issues raised by the Scientifi c Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) in the EU will impact formulators worldwide by permitting once-restricted ingredients, requesting more safety evaluations or changing labeling requirements.

Industry Updates in the European Union

Since my last column on Europe,1 the European Union (EU) Commission issued two new Adaptations to Technical Progress (ATP) and the EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) issued several opinions. There was some good news and some bad news.

California Revisited

With the 2005 session of California’s Senate and House, 2 new bills were introduced that could restrict and regulate cosmetics uniquely to California. These bills are Assembly Bill 908 and Senate Bill 484. By D. Steinberg

The Name Game--SCCP Replaces SCCNFP

By order of the European Commission, in 2004 the Scientific Committee on Cosmetics and Non-Food Products (SCCNFP) became officially known as the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP). What does this name change signify, and why was it necessary?

Federal Laboratory Technology

The Federal budget for research and development proposed for the fiscal year 2003 is $112 billion. About $59 billion is for defense-related R&D, and about $53 billion is non-defense related.

European Update, Part 3

With the recent approval of the 26th Adaptation of Technical Process (ATP) the Scientific Committee Cosmetics, Non-Food Products (SCCNFP) has already initiated changes for the 27th ATP. At the Feb. 27, 2002, meeting, several imporant decisions were made.

Year-End Review of Regulatory Issues

I have been accumulating odds and ends of regulatory issues over the year, and this column-the last of 2002-seems like an ideal place to present them.

European Update, Part 2

In a previous column, I reviewed the process of making new amendments to the Cosmetic Directive of the European Union (EU). I briefly mentioned that changes to the eight annexes of the Cosmetic Directive are made by the process referred to as Adaptations to Technical Progress, or ATP.

Mexican Cosmetic Regulations: Part 2 of 2

In Part 2, I will discuss cosmetic ingredients that are restricted in Mexico. I'll survey the permitted and resticted colors, label requirements and special regulations regarding cosmetic treatment products.

European Update

On June 4, 2002, at their 20th Plenary meeting, the Scientific Committee on Cosmetics and Non-Food Products (SCCNFP) intended for human use issued five opinions, one memorandum and one proposal.

Frequency of use of Preservatives 2001

From data collected in the FDA's Voluntary Registration of Cosmetics Formulations program, the author reports on the preservative most frequently used in cosmetics sold in the United States in 2001 and 1996.

Mexican Cosmetic Regulations: Part 1 of 2

Mexico has a list of products that are regulated as cosmetics. Cosmetics are defined as perfumery and beauty products which, through suitable technical means, can modify the natural odor of the body and maintain and improve its aesthetics.

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