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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
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.
Oct 26th, 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
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.
Oct 4th, 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
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
Philadelphia Jury Rules in Favor of J&J in Talc/Cancer Lawsuit
According to a report from The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia jurors have ruled unanimously in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a suit alleging its talcum-based baby powder causes cancer.
Sep 24th, 2021
Bayer, Beiersdorf to Settle Over 'Misleading Mineral-based' Coppertone Claim
Bayer HealthCare LLC and Beiersdorf Inc. have agreed to settle a class action suit alleging Coppertone brand sunscreens labeled as "mineral-based" are misleading to consumers as they contain chemical actives.
Sep 21st, 2021
[updated] Report: EU Parliament Accelerates Plan for Animal Testing Ban
Members of the European Parliament reportedly passed a resolution calling on the European Union to expedite the ban on animal testing, "as soon as scientifically possible."
Sep 16th, 2021
EU Restriction on DHA to Minimally Impact Self-tanners
Self-tanning products in the EU will now be limited to a maximum of 10% DHA. Some consumer products are not likely to be affected because they use much lower levels of DHA (1-3%) to gradually develop color.
Sep 14th, 2021
The Body Shop, Unilever Defend Cruelty-free Testing, Call for Paradigm Shift
While Europe has banned animal testing for cosmetics, the REACH regulation permits it for chemicals. A recent Unilever paper calls for a paradigm shift to close this gap; in the meantime, The Body Shop and Dove have partnered with Peta and CFI to defend cruelty-free testing.
Sep 6th, 2021
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