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CIR Reviews Safety for 17 Ingredients

At the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel's 101st meeting, a total of 17 separate ingredient reports were considered.

CIR Reopens Assessment on Calendula Officinalis

After receiving a report from UNITIS, CIR is once again investigating the safety of Calendula officinalis in leave-on cosmetics.

CTFA Requests Public Comments on Guidelines

The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) is requesting public comments on the new and revised CTFA Quality Assurance and Good Manufacturing Practice Guidelines.

Canada Regulates Cosmetic Labels

All cosmetics sold in Canada must now be labelled with a list of ingredients in descending order of content.

FDA Eyes "Functional Foods"

The FDA recently announced plans for a public hearing focused on foods being marketed as "functional foods."

NTEF Questions Cosmetic Ingredients

The National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation (NTEF) has questioned some ingredients, specifically hydrogenated peanut oil, that are formulated into cosmetic and personal care products.

FDA Regulates Cattle Materials in Cosmetics

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a final rule regulating the use of cattle materials in human food and cosmetics.

CTFA Addresses Rising Concerns for Nanoparticles in Personal Care

The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) has released a scientific white paper detailing the science behind the benefits of nanotechnology in personal care products...

US Regulations Update: FDA Issues Final Monograph for Skin Protectants

On June 4, 2003, the FDA published the Final Monograph (FM) for Skin Protectant Drugs for Human Use.

CTFA Looks Closer at Preservative Testing

The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association's (CTFA) Microbiology Committee met on September 12 in Philadelphia about a new method for testing preservative performance in atypical (non-aqueous) cosmetics products.

CTFA Files Nanoparticles Commentary with FDA

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) announced it has filed comprehensive comments with the FDA regarding nanoparticles in personal care products.

California Seeks Feedback to Update Prop. 65 Carcinogen List

A 30-day public comment period has been issued by the state of California regarding the removal of three chemicals from the Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer.

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