Recent in Europe (page 4 of 8)

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.

Today's the Day: Animal Testing Ban Initiated in Europe

Today, March 11, 2009, two bans enter into force concerning animal testing for cosmetics products sold in the European Union. The first bans the testing of ingredients on animals while the second bans the sale of cosmetic products containing ingredients tested on animals.

SCCP Questions Triclosan Percentages in Mouthwash and Leave-ons

According to the committee, the ingredient is not safe at the given concentration in mouthwashes and leave-on products such as body lotion due to a higher absorption rate.

SCCP Assesses Tea Tree Oil

When exposed to air and heat, tea tree oil is prone to oxidation and yields epoxides and other oxidation products that contribute to its skin sensitizing potential.

Colipa Supports Directive Review

Colipa supports the vote by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, agreeing with the European Commission to review the Cosmetics Directive.

Colipa Launches New Public Web Site

The Web site aims to give clear information to a wide range of stakeholders on issues of importance to the cosmetics industry.

EU to Invite Scientists as Risk Assessment Advisors

The European Commission announced plans to invite scientists to join its risk assessment and other scientific committees to provide scientific advice on consumer safety, public health and the environment.

CTPA Responds to Report on Cosmetics Blocking Androgens in Male Fetuses

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) has responded to reports questioning the safety of perfumes and scented body lotion for unborn males.

The EU's Proposed 8th Amendment

Just as the industry began to comply with the 7th Amendment to the Cosmetic Directive, the European Union (EU) Commission proposed the new 8th Amendment. After confusion surrounding the old rules, the commission attempted to correct matters, only making them worse.

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