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Words from Wiechers: A Smelly Business

In this month's "Words from Wiechers" series, we focus on cosmetic regulation, risk/benefit analysis and public education as exemplified through the 7th Amendment to the European Cosmetic Directive and the mandate for fragrance allergen disclosures on product labels.

FTC Proposes Rule for ‘Made in USA’ Label Claim

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a new rule to improve regulation around the “Made in USA” label claim.

FDA Raises Methanol Alarm with Import Alert; Adverse Events, Deaths Reported

The FDA has heightened measures to prevent toxic methanol-containing hand sanitizers from reaching the U.S. market. These include an import alert, more product warnings, recalls and a growing "do not use" list of products due to contamination and adverse health effects—including death.

China Follows CSAR Regulation with Two Added Draft Measures

Following the release of its final CSAR cosmetic legislation, China has rolled out two subsidiary regulation drafts, according to a report by ChemLinked. These measures clarify basic requirements for filing, responsibilities and more.

AAA Cosmética Voluntarily Recalls Hand Sanitizer for Methanol

AAA Cosmética, S.A. de C.V., of Mexico, has issued a voluntary nationwide recall in the U.S. of all lots of Bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer 480 mL due to the potential presence of undeclared methanol. Further listed are the specific lots under recall.

FDA Warning Expands: More Hand Sanitizer Recalls Due to Methanol

The FDA has issued yet another warning to consumers to not use given hand sanitizer brands due to reports of the presence of the toxic and possibly deadly substance methanol.

Certified 'True': Green Virtues in Beauty, Part II

Many cosmetic brands have adopted green and sustainable practices that minimize harm to living entities, i.e., cruelty-free and eco-friendly, while offering “clean” transparency. This second installment in a two-part series covers these practices, along with related certifying agencies and programs.

Natural Advocate: USDA BioPreferred Label Quantifies Bio-based Claims

The 2008 Farm Bill directed the USDA to develop a voluntary certification and labeling program for bio-based products to spur economic development, create new jobs and provide new markets for farm commodities. The resulting USDA BioPreferred Program, described here, was the result and labels the actual percentage of a product’s bio-based content to support consumers in their purchasing choices.

China Finalizes Cosmetic Supervision Legislation

According to a report by Chemlinked, China has officially released the final version of its Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR), which takes effect January 1, 2021.

Butylparaben Blacklisted as ECHA Substance of High Concern

The ECHA’s candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now has 209 entries. The latest materials added include three that are identified as toxic to reproduction and one endocrine disruptor—butylparaben. The EU aims to phase these out.

ECHA Wavers on Resorcinol's Proposed SVHC Status

Resorcinol's endocrine-disrupting effects landed it on the ECHA's review list for substances of very high concern (SVHC) but the Member State Committee did not agree to label it as such. The REACH Committee will make the final call.

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