Recent in Asia (page 3 of 4)

ASEAN Regulation Covered at in-cosmetics Asia

The Cosmetic Regulations and Safety Assessment Workshop will be hosted on Oct. 15, 2009, the last day of in-cosmetics Asia in Singapore.

Dubai Cracks Down on Banned Substances in Cosmetics

Dubai Municipality is cracking down on manufacturers and distributors of personal care products containing banned substances linked to cancer and animal products that violate Islamic beliefs.

Regulatory Review: California and Dubai

While California and Dubai may seem like an odd pair, new regulations in Dubai surfaced when California released more information on compliance with the California Safe Cosmetics Program, providing the perfect opportunity to discuss them together in one column.

Cambodia's Ministry of Health Targets Harmful Whitening Ingredients

The Ministry of Health in Cambodia has taken action against potentially harmful cosmetic ingredients, specifically whitening ingredients.

Abu Dhabi Supports Halal Movement

Abu Dhabi is hosting the World Halal Expo this November in support of globalizing standards in the halal industry, a rapidly expanding business growing to an estimated US $2.1 trillion.

BFAD to Train on ASEAN Cosmetic Directive

The Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) announced it will host training sessions for cosmetic manufacturers, importers and distributors regarding the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive.

Regulations in ASEAN Countries

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to harmonize its cosmetic regulatory scheme.

FDA Increases Presence in China

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is establishing a regulating presence in China to monitor exported food and cosmetics.

Jakim to Invest Millions in Halal Lab

An increasing demand for halal products has spurred the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) to set up a multi-million laboratory to determine the halal worthiness of products.

What is Palm Oil Doing to the Forests?

Greenpeace has reported that some personal care companies are sacrificing the environment to produce a commonly-used ingredient.

China Sees Contamination and Product Recall Issues with Exports

China is undoubtedly one of the biggest cosmetic and personal care manufacturers in the world. However, it has been experiencing product recall and contamination issues with exported goods over the last six months.

Russia to Regulate Alcohol Content in Cosmetics, Fragrance

As of July 1, 2007, information on any cosmetic or fragrance containing more than 1.5% alcohol must be registered in Russia.