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FDA to Withdraw Temporary Hand Sanitizer Production Policies

"In recent months, the supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizer from traditional suppliers has increased and now, most ... are no longer having difficulty obtaining these products. Therefore, we have determined it’s appropriate to withdraw the temporary guidances..."

California Passes 'Do Not Flush' Wipes Law

Proposed originally earlier in 2021, the legislation establishes disposal labeling requirements for wet wipes packaging and requires manufacturers of wipes to educate the public on the impacts of flushing wipes improperly.

Beiersdorf Recalls Coppertone Sunscreen Sprays Due to Benzene Content

Beiersdorf is voluntarily recalling certain lots of five of its Coppertone brand aerosol sunscreen spray products due to the presence of benzene.

Updated Guide Available on Classifying and Labeling Titanium Dioxide

The guide helps companies and national authorities understand how mixtures containing titanium dioxide need to be classified and labeled following its classification as carcinogenic if inhaled. The new label update went into effect on Oct. 1, 2021.

Missouri Jury Rules in J&J's Favor in the Latest Talc Trial

Just days after a favorable ruling in Philadelphia, Johnson & Johnson has defeated another suit brought against its talc-based baby powder; this time, in a Missouri court.

FDA Moves to Improve Quality, Safety and Efficacy of Sunscreens

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced recent activities that are part of its ongoing implementation of new authorities for certain over-the-counter drugs including sunscreens.

Philadelphia Jury Rules in Favor of J&J in Talc/Cancer Lawsuit

According to a report from The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia jurors have ruled unanimously in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a suit alleging its talcum-based baby powder causes cancer.

China Cracks Down on Misleading Cosmetic Claims—Here's How to Comply

With tighter cosmetic regulations in China, the country is watching for and subduing misleading or false product claims. To avoid penalties and ensure compliance, regulatory consulting firm ChemLinked offers solutions.

Bayer, Beiersdorf to Settle Over 'Misleading Mineral-based' Coppertone Claim

Bayer HealthCare LLC and Beiersdorf Inc. have agreed to settle a class action suit alleging Coppertone brand sunscreens labeled as "mineral-based" are misleading to consumers as they contain chemical actives.

EU Restriction on DHA to Minimally Impact Self-tanners

Self-tanning products in the EU will now be limited to a maximum of 10% DHA. Some consumer products are not likely to be affected because they use much lower levels of DHA (1-3%) to gradually develop color.

The Body Shop, Unilever Defend Cruelty-free Testing, Call for Paradigm Shift

While Europe has banned animal testing for cosmetics, the REACH regulation permits it for chemicals. A recent Unilever paper calls for a paradigm shift to close this gap; in the meantime, The Body Shop and Dove have partnered with Peta and CFI to defend cruelty-free testing.

From 'Clean' to 'Safe' Cosmetics: How EU/UK Regulations Can Shift the Parlance Toward Health—A Commentary

This article outlines how regulators in the EU and UK have put measures into place to assure consumers of product safety, particularly in relation to endocrine disruptors. It also proposes communicating to consumers the extent to which products are tested to shift the parlance from "clean" to "safe."

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