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Section: Regulations > Regional
FDA's Quarterly Color Additives Report: Red Alert
"Most notable in this certification report is the total absence of Red 6 Lake," Kelly Dobos reports.
Jan 5th, 2022
China Opens Ingredient Submission Platform, Spot-checks Skin Brighteners
The long-anticipated platform permits cosmetic ingredient manufacturers to submit safety information. In relation, spot-checks of entries to the system have flagged skin brightening ingredients for exceeding the scope of general cosmetics.
Dec 31st, 2021
Humane Cosmetics Act Brought Before U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), Humane Society of the United States, and Humane Society Legislative Fund applauded U.S. Senators and Representatives for bipartisan efforts to introduce the Humane Cosmetics Act.
Dec 9th, 2021
UK Moves Forward for Take-back Cosmetic Packaging
These schemes would cut down on waste as consumers return product packaging to dedicated collection points.
Dec 2nd, 2021
P&G Detects Benzene in Antiperspirant and Body Sprays, Issues Recall
P&G has voluntarily recalled specific lots of Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and Old Spice Below Deck aerosol spray products due to the detection of benzene.
Nov 23rd, 2021
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Clears the Way for Innovation
According to the agency, this will give individuals, businesses and the USPTO tools to clear away unused registered trademarks.
Nov 22nd, 2021
FDA Updates: VCRP Tally, Color Additives and Lead Acetate in Hair Dyes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides the latest tally on voluntarily registered cosmetics, color additives and lead acetate in this collective fall 2021 update.
Nov 15th, 2021
New Jersey Bans the Sale of Out-of-State Cosmetics Tested on Animals
While the state had already banned animal testing for cosmetics where alternative methods exist, the law extends its reach to ban the sale of such cosmetics from outside of the state.
Nov 9th, 2021
U.S. EPA Outlines Plan to Regulate PFAS Across Industries, Authorities
On Oct, 18, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unfolded its Roadmap to manage per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) across industries and under various agencies.
Nov 1st, 2021
[update] Asbestos in Talc? Latest FDA Tests Find No Evidence
Asbestos fibers were not detected in any of the 50 samples tested via PLM or TEM. While this is good news, one expert highlights how the report demonstrates the FDA's fundamental lack of understanding of chemistry and formulations.
Oct 25th, 2021
J&J Forms Subsidiary to Resolve Talc Claims, Files for Bankruptcy Protection
"These actions are not a concession of liability but rather a means to achieve an equitable and efficient resolution of the claims raised in the cosmetic talc litigation," J&J states.
Oct 18th, 2021
FDA to Withdraw Temporary Hand Sanitizer Production Policies
"In recent months, the supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizer from traditional suppliers has increased and now, most ... are no longer having difficulty obtaining these products. Therefore, we have determined it’s appropriate to withdraw the temporary guidances..."
Oct 15th, 2021
California Passes 'Do Not Flush' Wipes Law
Proposed originally earlier in 2021, the legislation establishes disposal labeling requirements for wet wipes packaging and requires manufacturers of wipes to educate the public on the impacts of flushing wipes improperly.
Oct 7th, 2021
Beiersdorf Recalls Coppertone Sunscreen Sprays Due to Benzene Content
Beiersdorf is voluntarily recalling certain lots of five of its Coppertone brand aerosol sunscreen spray products due to the presence of benzene.
Oct 4th, 2021
Stirring Debate: Methylene Blue for Reef-safe Sunscreens?
Methylene blue was previously covered for its potential as an alternative "reef safe" sunscreen. This stirred some debate among readers, as the following excerpts from their comments reveal. See what you think.
Sep 28th, 2021
Missouri Jury Rules in J&J's Favor in the Latest Talc Trial
Just days after a favorable ruling in Philadelphia, Johnson & Johnson has defeated another suit brought against its talc-based baby powder; this time, in a Missouri court.
Sep 28th, 2021
Updated Guide Available on Classifying and Labeling Titanium Dioxide
The guide helps companies and national authorities understand how mixtures containing titanium dioxide need to be classified and labeled following its classification as carcinogenic if inhaled. The new label update went into effect on Oct. 1, 2021.
Sep 27th, 2021
FDA Moves to Improve Quality, Safety and Efficacy of Sunscreens
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced recent activities that are part of its ongoing implementation of new authorities for certain over-the-counter drugs including sunscreens.
Sep 24th, 2021
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