Recent in North America (page 12 of 16)

CIR Assesses Aminomethyl Propanol and More

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association's (CTFA) Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) panel summarized ingredient safety assessments and reviews made at its June 5, 2007 meeting.

Methanol Faces Prop 65 Listing

Methanol is being investigated by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) for a possible listing under Proposition 65.

Death From Methyl Salicylate Incites Debate on the Ingredient

A 17 year-old track star from Staten Island, N.J., USA, died from overexposure to methyl salicylate, an ingredient commonly formulated in OTC muscle pain cream that is also known as salicylic acid methyl ester, oil of wintergreen, betula oil and methyl-2-hydroxybenzoate.

Regulatory Review: European Update

The European Union (EU) recently issued two important documents. The first document covered units of measure while the second discussed public consultation on the simplification of the Cosmetic Directive. In addition, several new opinions were given by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP). Finally the latest Adaptations to Technical Progress (ATP) were released.

CIR Holds 102ND Meeting

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel considered 10 ingredients at its 102nd meeting in Washington DC.

CTFA Releases 6th Regulatory Manual

The sixth edition provides an updated overview of the regulatory environment in 74 countries.

Recall Reminder: Test Products

Routine product tests initiated this product recall--a harsh reminder of the importance of testing and preserving products.

Environmental Groups Raise Concern Surrounding 1,4-Dioxane

A number of activist groups have recently reported that some personal care products were found to contain harmful levels of 1,4-Dioxane

CTFA Hosts California Day

The CTFA has offered its members a chance to have their voice heard by California lawmakers.

CTFA Requests Comments on Preservation Methods

The CTFA has requested public comment on two new microbiology guidelines by March 30, 2007.

CTFA Technical Guidelines Available Soon

CTFA technical committees and staff have been working to develop a new set of industry guidelines that reflect the current thinking in producing safe and high quality cosmetic and personal care products.

Dermatologists Raise Concern for Hydroquinone Banning

Dermatologists have raised their voice against the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposed rule banning over-the-counter availability of hydroquinone.

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