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6 Sanitizer Offenses, Color Additives and Cosmetic Registrations: FDA Update

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued updates regarding color additives certification, voluntary cosmetic registrations and hand sanitizer violations.

China Issues Standards for Cosmetics Safety and Efficacy Claims

China's cosmetic regulators have released evaluation standards for efficacy claims and technical guidelines for safety assessments, all of which come into effect on May 1, 2021.

ASTM Int. Proposes Standard for Carbon Intensity Labeling

ASTM has proposed a standard to label the carbon intensity of bio-based products.

CARB Approves Consumer Product Amendments

The new amendments will alter the regulatory framework of fragrance products.

China to Ban Cannabis and CBD from Cosmetics

Cannabis sativa fruit, Cannabis sativa leaf extract, Cannabis sativa seed oil and cannabidiol (CBD) are included in the proposal.

ECHA Seeks Comments on Benzisothiazolinone Labeling

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is seeking comments on classification and labeling proposals for several materials, 1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one (benzisothiazolinone) being among them.

Report: Hand Sanitizer Demand May Lead to Child Labor

Per Reuters, to meet the need for enough sugarcane there could be an increase in both child and forced labor.

Concerns Over Charcoal Safety Raised in Crest Toothpaste Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed in New York alleges that P&G promoted the safety of its activated charcoal-containing Crest toothpaste despite expert opinions finding a lack of safety and efficacy substantiation.

Cradle to Cradle Version 4.0 Certifies 5 Key Sustainability Criteria

Cradle to Cradle announces the latest edition of its certification standard. Here, Christina Raab, Ph.D., VP strategy and development for the institute, explains the criteria to meet Version 4.0's sustainability specifications.

China Finalizes Animal Test Exemptions, CSAR Requirements for Cosmetics

Exemptions from animal testing under given conditions and the finalized documentation requirements for Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) in China will come into full force on May 1, 2021, reports ChemLinked.

FDA Cautions: Hair-smoothing Products Can Release Formaldehyde

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released a statement warning users of the potential for hair-straightening products to release formaldehyde gas, a known carcinogen, during heat treatments.

New Year, New Regulations: Brexit and UK Cosmetic Legislation

When Jan. 1, 2021 arrived, it was the start of updated and revised regulations in the European Union (EU); specifically, in the United Kingdom (UK). Herein, the author delves into UK regulatory updates, which include Responsible Person(s), labeling and more.

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