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FDA Clarifies Executive Summary on Talc is Solely to Solicit Data

In response to concerns that the FDA's Executive Summary on talc could be interpreted as official recommendations, the agency clarified this summary is solely intended to solicit scientific information.

[video] Cosmetics R&D Vlog: Formulating Sanitizers By the Book

In this video interview, Cosmetics & Toiletries asked authors Bob Lochhead, Ph.D., and Margaret Lochhead, Ph.D., to weigh in on this temporary allowance and discuss why formulators shouldn’t take liberties.

Words from Wiechers: A Smelly Business

In this month's "Words from Wiechers" series, we focus on cosmetic regulation, risk/benefit analysis and public education as exemplified through the 7th Amendment to the European Cosmetic Directive and the mandate for fragrance allergen disclosures on product labels.

FTC Proposes Rule for ‘Made in USA’ Label Claim

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a new rule to improve regulation around the “Made in USA” label claim.

FDA Raises Methanol Alarm with Import Alert; Adverse Events, Deaths Reported

The FDA has heightened measures to prevent toxic methanol-containing hand sanitizers from reaching the U.S. market. These include an import alert, more product warnings, recalls and a growing "do not use" list of products due to contamination and adverse health effects—including death.

China Follows CSAR Regulation with Two Added Draft Measures

Following the release of its final CSAR cosmetic legislation, China has rolled out two subsidiary regulation drafts, according to a report by ChemLinked. These measures clarify basic requirements for filing, responsibilities and more.

AAA Cosmética Voluntarily Recalls Hand Sanitizer for Methanol

AAA Cosmética, S.A. de C.V., of Mexico, has issued a voluntary nationwide recall in the U.S. of all lots of Bio aaa Advance Hand Sanitizer 480 mL due to the potential presence of undeclared methanol. Further listed are the specific lots under recall.

FDA Warning Expands: More Hand Sanitizer Recalls Due to Methanol

The FDA has issued yet another warning to consumers to not use given hand sanitizer brands due to reports of the presence of the toxic and possibly deadly substance methanol.

Certified 'True': Green Virtues in Beauty, Part II

Many cosmetic brands have adopted green and sustainable practices that minimize harm to living entities, i.e., cruelty-free and eco-friendly, while offering “clean” transparency. This second installment in a two-part series covers these practices, along with related certifying agencies and programs.

China Finalizes Cosmetic Supervision Legislation

According to a report by Chemlinked, China has officially released the final version of its Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR), which takes effect January 1, 2021.

Butylparaben Blacklisted as ECHA Substance of High Concern

The ECHA’s candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now has 209 entries. The latest materials added include three that are identified as toxic to reproduction and one endocrine disruptor—butylparaben. The EU aims to phase these out.

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