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How Companies Can Speed the EU Disinfectants Supply

In situations that threaten public health, i.e., COVID-19, European companies can appeal to authorities for an exemption from the standard authorization requirements, in this case for disinfectants, in order to speed their production.

FDA Permits Compounding, Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizer Production

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two guidance documents to communicate its policy for the temporary manufacture of certain alcohol-based hand sanitizer products, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

[updated] U.S. Manufacturers Push to Stay Open Amid COVID-19 Uncertainty

Manufacturers in the health, beauty and personal care space are seeking exemptions to the various measures aimed at curbing the virus—and unilateral legislation that makes it clear exactly who is and is not subject to the bans.

[update] FDA April Meeting for June ICCR-14 Meeting Cancelled

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the FDA has cancelled the public meeting originally scheduled for April 14, 2020, to discuss topics for the international ICCR-14 meeting on cosmetics regulation, still planned (thus far) to be held from June 8 to June 10, 2020.

Nature Essence Small Molecule Co. Pinged by FDA Warning Letter

In addition to several food and beverage violations, the U.S. FDA cited adulterated cosmetics and new drug claims in its warning letter to the company.

[podcast] Sunscreen Innovation Act Update: MUsT Test and Penetration Potential

"What’s changed with respect to sunscreen evaluation is ... the test model they are using now is designed for drugs ...and has never been applied previously for the sunscreens," Epstein reports.

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Topical Drugs

Contact dermatitis from topical drugs and human safety are the topics in a recently issued guidance document made available by the FDA. Comments are sought through May 8, 2020.

Will VOC Limits Change for Fragrance, Hair Care?

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is considering changes to current volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for fragrance and hair care, the ICMAD reports.

Talc Results Are In: FDA Releases 6-part Report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the findings from a year-long project to test talc-containing cosmetics for the presence of asbestos. Results showed 43 samples were negative while 9 were positive.

FDA Clears the Air on CBD Reform Efforts

While CBD is trending across market segments, the rules in play to ensure public health and market direction are baffling at best. As such, the FDA has issued an update outlining its efforts to provide clarity.

In Good Conscience: Ethical and Sustainable Personal Care

Four basic properties of an ethical and sustainable product or ingredient include: 1) biodegradable, 2) sustainable, 3) readily commercially available and 4) green. These properties are the basis for the present discussion. The personal care industry not only needs to standardize the methods chosen to support these claims, but also to publish more data on the test methods used and results obtained.

Expert Opinions: Color Pause*

Featuring insights on cruelty-free, inclusivity, sustainable, renewable and more, this month's collection of "Expert Opinions" is all about the pause on color cosmetics. Click through to the digital magazine for the complete article.

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