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FDA Issues More Sanitizer Warnings, Posts Microbe-related Recalls

Sanitizer warning letters and "hotlist" additions, plus microbe-related recalls are among the latest cosmetic-relevant updates from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

10 Beauty Regulatory & Litigation Concerns for 2021

Which issues should cosmetics and personal care professionals keep on their radars?

900+ Hand Sanitizer Poisonings, Mexican Imports Put on FDA Alert

CBS News recently reported 900+ Americans were accidentally poisoned by hand sanitizers in January 2021 alone. In relation, the FDA has placed an import alert on all Mexican sanitizers, which have been the source of multiple offenses.

Regulation Update: Cosmetics and Ingredients in China, Indonesia, South Korea and Thailand

From testing and labeling, to ingredient approvals and restrictions, China, Indonesia, South Korea and Thailand have been busy making cosmetic policies. Following is an overview from the past month, all according to Chemlinked.

J&J, Walgreens-Boots, L'Oréal, Maybelline and E.L.F. Named in 'Oil-free' False Advert Suits

A series of legal complaints has been filed alleging that cosmetic products are not oil-free as claimed. Its products among them, J&J recently appealed to the court to dismiss the charges due to unfounded injury and a misinterpretation of what constitutes "oils."

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.

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