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Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act Advances in Canadian House of Commons

The bill aims to prohibit any and all animal testing for cosmetic purposes in the country. It would also ban the sale of cosmetic products or ingredients that rely on the results of new animal-testing performed anywhere else in the world.

EU Regulatory Update on the Future of Hair Color Warnings, Plus Brexit and Cannabis

Hair dyes are covered by strict legislative frameworks around the world to avoid adverse reactions; this column covers new research that may add heft to their warning labels. Updates to ongoing regulatory considerations for Brexit and cannabis use also are discussed.

Sunscreen Data Requests, Misperceptions and the Public Health Crisis

"The FDA is not saying 40% of sunscreens (or whatever) do not meet its rules for safety and effectiveness—not to the extent the EWG is suggesting." But the FDA also is muddying the waters, according to PASS Coalition adviser Michael Werner.

PASS Coalition Answers EWG's Latest Sunscreen Attack

“Everyone, including the FDA, is clear about the benefits of sunscreen,” says Michael Werner, policy advisor to the PASS Coalition. “Currently marketed sunscreen ingredients are a proven tool in the fight against the growing skin cancer epidemic in the United States."

Could the US Virgin Islands Be Next to Ban Octinoxate and Oxybenzone?

A bill banning the sale, importation and distribution of certain sunscreen ingredients in personal care is making its way through the U.S. Virgin Islands' legislature.

FDA Recalls Tattoo Inks for Bacteria Contamination

The tattoo inks were manufactured or distributed by four firms inspected under an ongoing assignment.

FCA President and CEO Testifies Against Tariffs

The Fragrance Creators Association (FCA) notes that the tariffs, while aiming to promote U.S. manufacturing, would negatively impact American business and consumers while providing no additional benefit to the U.S. economy.

FDA Calls Preliminary Public Meeting for International Cosmetics Regulation

The U.S. FDA announced it will hold a public meeting in June to prepare for the broader International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation meeting of worldwide authorities in July.

Back to Basics, Part II: Ensuring Product Safety

Safety is a major consideration when developing cosmetic products. This article describes safety guidelines in the U.S. and EU, along with the steps to take during development to ensure that products are safe for human use.

US FDA to Assess Cosmetic Safety Through Manufacturing Survey

The survey "is part of the FDA’s ongoing effort to add to [its] understanding of the cosmetic industry and manufacturing practices" in order to ensure cosmetic safety.

Facing a Recall? The FDA Offers Advice

In order for a recall to be effective, timely (and as painless as possible), it’s crucial that companies be prepared to take all necessary steps once it is initiated. The U.S. FDA is drafting a guidance to help.

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