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Recent in Updates by Region (page 2 of 17)

ICMAD President and CEO Releases Statement on Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2018

ICMAD president and CEO Pam Busiek notes that the organization has begun reviewing the draft legislation, and will provide feedback by the deadline.

EU Effectively Bans D4 and D5 in Wash-off Products

Wash-off cosmetic products containing a certain concentration of D4 and D5 will not be allowed on the European market after Jan. 31, 2020.

Legislation Proposed in Wake of Asbestos Allegations

New legislation has been proposed to the U.S. House of Representatives after children's and tween's product retailer Claire's recalled several cosmetic products thought to contain asbestos.

EU Regulatory Review: Regulation Milestones, Looking Back at 2017

The personal care industry saw regulatory changes regarding microbeads, nanomaterials, preservatives and more in 2017. Here, the U.K.'s Cosmetic, Toiletries and Perfumery Association looks back at the past year in regulation.

The Body Shop Urges Canadian Animal Testing Ban

The Canadian government is currently reviewing a ban on cosmetic animal testing, and is being lobbied by consumer brand The Body Shop.

FDA Begins Expediting Recall Information

The agency is increasing transparency in the product recall process.

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.

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.

Korean Regulatory Update 2017: Get Authorized

As an update to our 2013 coverage of Korean Cosmetic Regulations, here, author and consultant Ben Teoh provides another look at the current status of cosmetic regulations this region.

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