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EU Regulation No. 1223/2009, Part III: The Responsible Person

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.

EU Regulation No. 1223/2009 Part 2: Prohibited Ingredients, Definitions and More

In total, EC No. 1223/2009, often called the Recast or the 8th Amendment, is comprised of a preamble with 71 parts (justification), 40 articles (replacing the old 15) and 10 annexes (replacing the old nine).

EU Regulatory Update: Provisions for CMRs

The first application deadline for Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, the recast of the Cosmetics Directive, is approaching. As of Dec. 1, 2010, the new provisions [Article 15(1&2)] on use of substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) will apply and Article 4b of the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC will be repealed.

EU Regulation No. 1223/2009 Part 1: Product Safety

The European Union (EU) has published the long-awaited Regulation No. 1223/2009 on Dec. 22, 2009. At 151 pages, it is a lengthy read and when it goes into effect on July 11, 2013, it will make the EU the most highly regulated cosmetics industry in the world.

EU Regulation Update: Tackling the Animal Testing Ban

The European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) has developed an approach for its members to address animal testing bans imposed by the 7th Amendment to the EU Cosmetics Directive.

EU Regulatory Update: CLP Deadlines and Consequences

The European Union’s adaptation of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on the classification, labeling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures, which entered into force on Jan. 20, 2009.

SCCS Rules on Quaternary Ammonium Compounds

The SCCS has adopted the opinion that alkyl trimethylammonium chloride is safe as a non-preservative when incorporated at the recommended use levels.

Recent ATPs and the 8th Amendment

Why does the Cosmetic Directive need the 8th Amendment? Some feel it is necessary since the directive has been changed 55 times, including seven amendments and 48 Adaptations to Technical Progress (ATPs). While the industry waits to see what this new amendment will bring, more ATPs have been published, as are described here. Science moves on contrary to political wishes.

EU Regulatory Update: Recast of the Cosmetics Directive Published

Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 was published on Dec. 22, 2009 with the intent to simplify rules and procedures related to the marketing of cosmetic products, a need resulting from different implementations of the Cosmetics Directive.

REACH Update: A Status Report Nearly One Year Before the First Registration Deadline

The magnitude of regulatory knowledge and cutting-edge science skills required for REACH becomes evident while completing the steps toward registration. As a consequence, ECHA is extending its support for SIEFs and lead registrants.

International Groups Unite to Develop Animal Alternatives

Global efforts to promote alternatives to animal testing were united at the April 27, 2009, meeting in Brussels via the signing of an agreement by international bodies.

Recent ATPs and Their Effect in the EU and Abroad

The recast of the directive, known as the 8th Amendment, has been proposed. This amendment currently is in review by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers. If an agreement is reached, the personal care industry will see many sweeping changes, as reported in the June 2008 edition of this column.