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FDA Releases Color Additives Q4 Report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted to its website the fourth quarter 2020 report on color additive certifications.

Fragrance Creators CEO Issues Statement on Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act

Farah K. Ahmed, president and CEO of Fragrance Creators Association, issued a statement recognizing the passing of California’s Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2020 (SB 312).

Beauty Accelerate Virtual: Fragrance Allergens—Are You Compliant?

During Beauty Accelerate Virtual, Luke Grocholl, Ph.D., of MilliporeSigma, will detail regulatory requirements and guidelines that impact fragrance ingredient selection, as well as label requirements for key ingredients.

Fragrance Creators Issues Statement on California’s Menstrual Products Right to Know Act

"Fragrance Creators engaged in a constructive dialogue with all stakeholders to ensure clarity and consistency across products so that consumers can make informed product selections and comparisons," states Farah K. Ahmed, president and CEO, Fragrance Creators.

[update] California's 'Toxic-free Cosmetics' Act Signed into Law

Today, Sept., 30, 2020, California's Assembly Bill 2762 was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. The bill aligns with European Union law prohibiting the use of 12 specified ingredients in cosmetics sold in the state.

18 More in 18 Days: FDA's Sanitizer Hot List Just Got Longer

Since our latest report 18 days ago (at press), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has added 18 more listings to its Do Not Use "hot list" of hand sanitizers due to known or potential methanol adulteration, as well as possible sub-potent efficacy. Voluntary recalls are also stacking up.

China to Accept Animal-alternative Test Data Under These Conditions

Could the animal testing mandate for cosmetics be over in China? No. At least not yet. But under given circumstances, animal-alternative test data will instead be allowed, as well as abstracts of safety assessments.

FDA Reports 646 Voluntary Cosmetic Registrations in One Month

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported 646 cosmetic products were voluntarily registered in August 2020.

China Releases Draft Provisions to Protect Trade Secrets

China's State Administration for Market Regulation has released draft provisions for the protection of trade secrets. Comments are requested.

FDA Scrutinizes Food, Drink Packaging of Hand Sanitizers

Beer cans, children’s food pouches and water, juice and vodka bottles are among the types of consumable packaging being used for hand sanitizers and raising concerns with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA 'Do Not Use' Hand Sanitizer List and Methanol, 1-Propanol Warnings

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a guide for consumers to explain the dangers of methanol and 1-propanol, and to search and find hand sanitizers on its "do not use" list; some 165 entries are on it so far.

Appeals to ECHA Board Rejected, Animal Tests Required for REACH

These decisions are among the most important taken by the Board of Appeal to date. The relationship between the information requirements in REACH and the marketing and animal testing ban in the Cosmetics Regulation have been an issue for years.

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