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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.

FDA Questioning Hydroquinone

In an August Federal Register the US Food and Drug Administration suggested that OTC skin bleaching products should require an approved new drug application.

FDA Alert on Hydroquinone

After reviewing literature on hydroquinone, the FDA announced additional studies are needed to rule out its potential carcinogenic risk.

Canada to Review Chemicals Banned by EU

Health Canada announced plans to review 22 chemicals that recently were banned by the European Union (EU).

FDA Overhauls Advisory Committee

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has disclosed details of its efforts to improve its advisory committees of experts.

A Century of Progressive Regulation

This article reports some of the key progress made in ingredient regulation by the FDA and CTFA in the United States over the past 100 years, leading to today's standards and progress.

2005 Preservatives Use: Frequency Report and Registration

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compiles frequency of use data from registrations submitted through the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP). Here, a review of the latest preservative data collected is presented as well as a discussion of the importance of the registration program.

Luxury Cosmetics At Risk

A joint agreement to fight counterfeiting and intellectual property theft was signed by U.S. president George W. Bush and EU Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso.

Border Inspection Slows

The number of Food and Drug Administration(FDA) border inspectors has seen a drastic drop in the past four years.

Cleaner Products for CARB

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) reviewed its plan to regulate many consumer products.

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