Recent in Europe (page 5 of 7)

European Commission to Simplify Cosmetics Directive

The Commission has proposed simplifying Europe's Cosmetics Directive to clarify and simplify requirements for safety assessments and notification rules; provisions to ban animal tests remain untouched.

EU, FDA Work Toward Harmonization

The Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) meeting made an important step forward in harmonization between the EU and the FDA.

Colipa Supports TEC Results

Colipa, the European cosmetics industry association, has issued a statement that it is eagerly anticipating the results of the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) meeting.

Regulatory Review: Regulations in Chemicals, Sunscreen Labeling and Nanotechnology

There have been several changes in regulations that will impact global formulations. The most important one concerns chemicals in the European Union (EU). In addition, steps towards evaluating the safety of nanomaterials have been made by US regulatory bodies.

EC Requests Opinions on Hair Care and UV Filter

On Aug. 27, 2007, the European Commission requested opinions from the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) on hair care ingredient laureth-9 and the UV filter diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate.

Regulatory Review: European Union and US OTC Drug Updates

The European Union (EU) issued the latest Adaptations to Technical Progress (ATP) on April 17, 2007. This ATP prohibited several ingredients and severely restricted an important preservative.

SCCP Reviews Hydrogen Peroxide

The European Commission is requesting an opinion from the Scientific committee on Consumer Products on the health risks associated with the use of hydrogen peroxide in oral hygiene products.

Colipa Reassures Consumers in Safety of Hair Dyes

In response to the European Commission's March 29, 2007, statement concerning hair dyes and allergies, Colipa has issued a statement of its own.

France Bans Vitamin KI

France has prohibited the use of vitamin KI (INCI: Phytonadione) from all cosmetic products.

Regulatory Review: EU Update: Animal Origin Materials and Other SCCP Opinions

This column outlines recent advancements in EU regulation. It discusses regulation of animal origin ingredients in addition to SCCP opinions on coumarin, parabens, toluene, triclosan, HC Red No. 1 and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor.

Cosmetic Valley and UNITIS Partner

A partnership agreement has been announced between Cosmetic Valley and UNITIS.

EU Parliament Adopts Compromise Text for REACH

Yesterday the European Union Parliament adopted the compromise text for the European chemicals regulation, REACH.