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Methanol Content and How to Test for it: FDA Guidance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has outlined a policy for companies to test alcohol (ethanol) or isopropyl alcohol for hazardous methanol content prior to their use in hand sanitizer products.

NSF International Launches 455 GMP Certification

NSF International has been accredited to certify manufacturers to NSF/ANSI 455 GMP standards, expanding its previous dietary supplement program to now include manufacturers of cosmetics, personal care and over-the-counter products.

FDA's Sanitizer Hotlist Cites Nevada Distributor, Calls Out Subpotency and Methanol

Since last quarter, the U.S. FDA has added 20+ listings to its "Do Not Use" hand sanitizer database, which were flagged for subpotency and methanol-related issues. One Nevada-based manufacturer also made the list.

FDA Adds 357 Voluntary Cosmetic Registrations in One Month

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported 357 cosmetic products were voluntarily registered in December 2020. This brings the total of filed products to 17,357 since 2018.

Unilever’s TRESemmé Shampoo Alleged to Cause Irritation, Hair Loss

A recent class-action lawsuit has emerged against Unilever/Conopco Inc. for its TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Color Shampoo due to reports of DMDM hydantoin content allegedly causing hair loss and scalp irritation.

U.S. Federal Trade Commission Lays Down the Law on Deceptive CBD Claims

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on misleading claims for CBD-containing products. The agency led by example, highlighting six sellers being penalized for unsupported health claims.

EDQM Finds Allergenic Fragrances in ‘Perfume-Free’ Cosmetics

Results showed that 7.7% of samples were non-compliant with legislative requirements due to a missing or false declaration of allergenic fragrance compounds.

Endocrine Effects, Environmental Risk Feedback Sought for Dibutyl Phthalate, Bisphenols

The Jan. 5, 2021, deadline draws near for comments on dibutyl phthalate's reported endocrine-disrupting effects. In addition, German authorities are calling for evidence regarding the environmental risks of bisphenols.

SEAC Adopts EU-wide Microplastics Ban Proposal

The ECHA's Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) has adopted a landmark EU-wide restriction proposal that would ban the use of microplastics in cosmetics and other consumer products.

Unilever + 484 Stakeholders Urge EU Officials: Uphold Cosmetic Animal Testing Ban

In an open letter from the industry, Unilever and some 484 additional industry stakeholders pressed European lawmakers to uphold the animal testing ban for cosmetics.

Regulating Risk: Fragrance Safety for the 21st Century

Clear-cut guidance has been given to establish fragrance safety based on RIFM’s scientific assessment and IFRA’s standards. This article elucidates the work of the fragrance industry to mitigate sensitization and assure the safety of its products.

Symrise Supports Germany’s Climate Policy Goals

As part of its commitment to global climate protection, Symrise has been reporting on its activities since 2006.

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