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Canada Updated

At the December 2003 Society of Cosmetic Chemists annual meeting, I presented a one-day session on international cosmetic regulations, and concluded by saying that 2004 would be the year of Canada. So far in 2004, three major changes have occurred.

California Update

On August 26, 2004, the entire cosmetic industry dodged a bullet--or rather, Armageddon–by a single vote. The California Assembly rejected a bill that would have prohibited California companies from making or selling cosmetic/personal care items that contain phthalates and other ingredients considered under this law as toxic. The vote was 4 in favor, 5 opposed and 10 others either abstained or weren’t present.

Implementing 21 CFR Part 11 in Cosmetics

21 CFR Part 11 specifies the comprehensive set of administrative, procedural and technical controls that must be implemented when data files, records and signatures are created, maintained or archived in an electronic format as part of a program to comply with FDA rules. In the cosmetics industry, specific applications are in development and testing of OTC drugs and color additives.

USP: Setting Ingredient Standards

This article gives an overview of the standards-setting process used in the United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary (USP–NF), an annual publication that helps to ensure the integrity of ingredients used in cosmetics, toiletries and other personal care products.

World Progress in Cosmetics Regulation

There have been several important changes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Japan and the European Union (EU) which will affect cosmetics sold in these countries. The additions in Japan and the safety issues raised by the Scientifi c Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) in the EU will impact formulators worldwide by permitting once-restricted ingredients, requesting more safety evaluations or changing labeling requirements.

California Revisited

With the 2005 session of California’s Senate and House, 2 new bills were introduced that could restrict and regulate cosmetics uniquely to California. These bills are Assembly Bill 908 and Senate Bill 484. By D. Steinberg

Federal Laboratory Technology

The Federal budget for research and development proposed for the fiscal year 2003 is $112 billion. About $59 billion is for defense-related R&D, and about $53 billion is non-defense related.

Year-End Review of Regulatory Issues

I have been accumulating odds and ends of regulatory issues over the year, and this column-the last of 2002-seems like an ideal place to present them.

Mexican Cosmetic Regulations: Part 2 of 2

In Part 2, I will discuss cosmetic ingredients that are restricted in Mexico. I'll survey the permitted and resticted colors, label requirements and special regulations regarding cosmetic treatment products.

Frequency of use of Preservatives 2001

From data collected in the FDA's Voluntary Registration of Cosmetics Formulations program, the author reports on the preservative most frequently used in cosmetics sold in the United States in 2001 and 1996.

Mexican Cosmetic Regulations: Part 1 of 2

Mexico has a list of products that are regulated as cosmetics. Cosmetics are defined as perfumery and beauty products which, through suitable technical means, can modify the natural odor of the body and maintain and improve its aesthetics.

Canadian Environmental Protection Act and Its Personal Care Implications

Canadian Environmental Protection Act and its personal care implications.

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