Recent in North America (page 9 of 16)

Company Recalls Acne Gels Due to Bacteria Threat

The company recalled 1 ounce (28 g) tubes of DG Maximum Strength Acne Medicated Gel, sold at Dollar General; Kroger Acne Gel 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Medication, sold at Kroger; and Equate: Medicated Acne Gel, sold at Wal-Mart.

FDA Funds Safety Monitoring and Expects Hydroquinone Monograph

The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) recently received US$66.8 million in funding out of the US$150 million allocated for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

CIR Approves Ingedients and Comments on the Moisturizer/Tumor Article at its 108th Meeting

At the the Cosmetic Ingredient Review's (CIR) 108th Expert Panel meeting, it approved fumaric acid at 5%; requested more data on Basic Violet 3, 1 and 4; deemed licorice extract and allantoin safe; reviewed the article claiming a link between moisturizers and UVB-induced tumors; and requested a carcinogenicity study on toluene-3,4-diamine as a hair dye ingredient.

Voluntary Registration of Cosmetics and 2007 Frequency of Preservative Use

This report details recent trends in preservative use based on VCRP data submitted to the FDA by manufacturers. The author encourages companies to participate in this program to build credibility for self-regulation and to protect their own business interests.

California Governor Signs Green Chemistry Bills

State regulators given broad authority to evaluate and ban potentially harmful industrial chemicals; state department charged with developing program to identify chemicals of concern and analyze alternatives by 2011.

Keeping Cosmeceuticals Cosmetic

Global demand for cosmeceuticals continues at an explosive rate and the discovery of antiaging medical interventions, coupled with new functional active ingredients, provides a fertile innovation ground for product developers. This paper discusses current scientific and regulatory affairs to take into consideration for the successful commercialization of cosmeceutical products.

EPA Researches Personal Care Products' Effect on Water

The US EPA is further examining the effects of personal care product ingredients on water.

Canada, California and Congress: The Three C’s of New North American Regulatory Concern

On April 26, 2008, Canada released new Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) requirements. These requirements are aligned with the current California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements in which companies that emit VOCs are required to register and maintain VOC records for five years.

CIR Reaches Verdicts on Butyl Myristate, HC Red No. 3 and More

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel announced ingredient verdicts including a tentative safety assessment on butyl myristate and approval of HC Red No. 3 at its June 4, 2008, meeting.

CVS Employs Cosmetic Safety Policy

US Drugstore CVS has employed a new cosmetic safety policy, according to its Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

ICCR Welcomes Public Comment on Cosmetic Regulation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a public meeting on June 19, 2008, to receive input from the public on cosmetics regulation before the next ICCR steering committee meeting.

FDA Warns Moms Against Nipple Cream with Chlorphenesin

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers against using Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream, a nursing cream by MOM Enterprises Inc.

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