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US FDA Pushes Sunscreen Reform on Three Fronts

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced three new efforts to advance its framework for sun protection products including Maximal Usage Trials (MUsT)—just ahead of summer vacation and in line with #DontFryDay.

U.S. FDA Investigates B. cepacian Complex Outbreak Linked to Personal Care

A no-rinse foam cleanser has been linked to at least 10 confirmed cases of Burkholderia cepacia complex; Shadow Holdings dba Bocchi Laboratories has voluntarily recalled the product as the FDA investigates.

Hawaii to Ban Certain Sunscreen Chemicals

Legislation was passed by the Hawaii state senate that, if signed by the governor, would prohibit the sale of sunscreen products containing certain ingredients. This move was in response to research showing their potential damage to coral reefs.

EU Draws the Line on Endocrine Disruptors

The European Union (EU) has set scientific criteria for endocrine-disrupting materials. While determined in the context of plant-protection products, these criteria relate to cosmetics not only in the cultivation of plant-derived materials, but also in review of previously SCCS-approved Category 2 CMRs.

ICMAD Confirms Support of Cosmetic Ingredient Review

ICMAD, along with its more than 900-member companies, has announced their support of the efforts of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel and the statement issued by its executive director Bart Heldreth, Ph.D., that the claims laid out by Women’s Voices for the Earth are erroneous

How EU Regulations Influence Fragrance in Cosmetics

Consumer safety is at the forefront of product development, as shown by this overview of how the EU regulates fragrance in cosmetics. *Adapted with permission from Perfumer & Flavorist.

Laying Down the Law: Global Regulatory Frameworks

Shifting regulations have much of the world looking to follow Europe's example. Here, what to consider as you move forward in the regulatory process.

FDA to Hold Public Meeting In Preparation of ICCR Meeting

Information gathered from the public meeting will help the FDA prepare for the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation-12 (ICCR-12) meeting to be held July 10-12, 2018, in Tokyo, Japan.

AmorePacific Apologizes for Contaminated Cosmetics

AmorePacific stated that refunds will be available at stores nationwide for consumers who purchased the contaminated products.

South Korea Aims for Cosmetic Expansion

The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced that it will form a new council of ASEAN member countries by 2019, with the goal of establishing cosmetic industry regulations in the region so that South Korean companies can fare better in the ASEAN market.

FDA Updates CFSAN Education Resource Library

Designed for personal and professional use, the library covers cosmetic safety, dietary supplements, food safety, nutrition and industry information such as food defense.

China Releases Draft Rules on the Classification of Cosmetics

Previous classifications—which were more than 20-years old—failed to fully reflect recent developments or meet regulatory needs. While they will remain effective, detailed classifications will be added for the purposes of “filling, registration, administration and statistics of cosmetics.”

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