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Aug 23, 2011 | 10:41 AM CDT
By: Annelie Struessmann, PhD, CONUSBAT
In the EU, numerous mandates for new scientific opinions have been posted in 2011, with a specification of the assessment criteria and goals. The application areas mostly focus on the new and ongoing ingredient assessments of hair dyes, preservatives and UV filters.
Aug 22, 2011 | 11:33 AM CDT
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science, its initiative to modernize the tools and methods that the agency uses to evaluate whether the products it regulates are safe for consumers.
Aug 03, 2011 | 05:44 PM CDT
Three global companies headquartered in the United States—Walmart, The Hershey Company and Citigroup—have become members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an organization that aims to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil in the world.
Jun 27, 2011 | 10:35 AM CDT
On June 24, 2011, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and 10 co-sponsors introduced the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (H.R. 2359) to the US House of Representatives, which aims to amend title VI of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Jun 16, 2011 | 09:23 AM CDT
After nearly a four-year wait for an action on sunscreens, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Final Sunscreen Rule, which addresses the testing and labeling of OTC sunscreen products.
Jun 10, 2011 | 08:51 AM CDT
The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) announced that Halyna Breslawec, PhD, has been named the organization’s chief scientist, replacing John Bailey, PhD, who will officially retire on July 29, 2011, after nine years of service.
Jun 10, 2011 | 08:20 AM CDT
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a draft guidance outlining its view on how to identify whether regulated products contain nanomaterials or apply such technologies.
May 20, 2011 | 12:14 PM CDT
ICMAD has joined the Personal Care Products Council, the FDA, OSHA and consumer groups to support the safety review by the CIR for the use of formaldehyde/methylene glycol in professional hair straightening products.
May 18, 2011 | 10:22 AM CDT
Non-profit organization Green Seal Inc. has created GS-50, reportedly the first US certification standard for cosmetic and personal care products that covers the whole product life cycle.
May 02, 2011 | 02:08 PM CDT
By: David C. Steinberg, Steinberg & Associates
This column is the last in a three- part series on the European Union’s (EU) Regulation No. 1223/2009,1 which was published on Dec. 22, 2009.