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Green Biologics Receives Halal and Kosher Certifications

“These certifications are becoming popular, not only for those with religious motivations, but also to the wider market as they are being used as an effective method for identifying high quality goods.”

Gordon Labs Achieves Certification Highlighting its Management System

“Our certification reflects our commitment to the responsible management of product development, the workplace environment and product realization through internal audits with corrective and preventative actions.”

SkinNinja Wants to Help Identify Ingredients in Beauty Products

SkinNinja informs users of the ingredients used in their beauty products and provides them with a "Shelf Health Report" once the ingredient data has been collected.

On the Horizon: Tattoo and Permanent Makeup Ink Restrictions

Several European regulatory bodies have proposed restrictions on tattoo and permanent makeup inks, citing potential health issues.

UPDATED: FDA Bans 24 Antiseptic Ingredients Including Triclosan

Along with triclosan, the FDA has banned 23 other ingredients used in health care antiseptics, finding their safety and efficacy insufficient.

Eco-Friendly Biosurfactant Regulations Drive Market Growth

Marine biosurfactants are turning into a trend due to their therapeutic properties. However, the main driver of this market is government regulation, developing a set of rules for product safety.

UPDATE: Claire's Recalls Glitter Cosmetics After Asbestos Allegations

Claire's, a retailer aimed at young girls and teenagers, has recalled several glitter-containing products after allegations surfaced that they contain asbestos.

FDA Weighs in on Holographic Cosmetics

Holographic, iridescent and other special effect color additives have been allowed to shine in recent consumer trends. Click through for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's take on how these additives are regulated.

EU Responds to Peanut Safety Concerns

In the interest of safety, the European Commission has limited the use of peanut oil and hydrolyzed wheat proteins in cosmetics.

Australian Chemical Reform in Action

The Australian government released a proposal to change its national chemical notification scheme earlier this year, which will include a ban on animal testing. Interestingly, it allows for risk-based regulation.

FDA Sets Regulatory Framework for Regenerative Biological Therapies

It's a sign of the times when technology and innovation hit a point where the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must stop and write new rules to ensure consumer safety. That time, with respect to regenerative biological therapies, is now.

Cosmetovigilance Connections: Safety and Concerns Over Light-cured Gel Nails

Cosmetovigilance is necessary for the prevention of potentially undesirable effects from cosmetic products. In relation, UV light used to cure gel manicures is one area with which the CTPA and British Society for Cutaneous Allergy are concerned.

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