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Conference on entering the Chinese market covering the regulation and market of cosmetics in China to be held in November

08-Jul-2011 - Supported by China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) and the department of Health of Hong Kong SAR, the conference is the first of its kind.

PETA donates $1million to help find animal testing alternatives

06-Jul-2011 - The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has provided more than $1m in donations to research laboratories in order to aid development of cost-effective alternatives to animal-based testing...

Approval of cell-based assay for testing of Botox by FDA

30-Jun-2011 - California-based Allergan Inc has had its in-vitro, cell-based assay for testing the stability and potency of Botox and Botox cosmetic, approved by the FDA.

The Personal Care Products Council’s opposition to the Safe Cosmetics Act 2011

30-Jun-2011 - The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has issued a statement in response to the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011, which was recently introduced to Congress.

International Fragrance Association (IFRA) issues standards update

28-Jun-2011 - The 46th amendment to the IFRA code of practice has been issued by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), as part of the industry’s ongoing safety program.

New cosmetic certification standard created by Green Seal

28-Jun-2011 - Non-profit organisation Green Seal has apparently created the first certification standard for cosmetic and personal care products covering the whole life cycle of the product.

Safe Cosmetics Act 2011 targets tighter industry regulation

27-Jun-2011 - Loopholes within the 1938 Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act have resulted in a largely unregulated cosmetics industry; the vast majority of approximately 12,500 chemicals in use by the $50 billion...

Public interest groups raise concerns over FDA sunscreen monograph

27-Jun-2011 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's newly released sunscreen rules do not sufficiently consider the risks posed by nanoscale ingredients according to some public interest groups, leading them to label...

FDA’s latest labeling rules for sunscreens welcomed by the industry

21-Jun-2011 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that sunscreen products must be tested and labeled with new information that help consumers find effective sun protection measures to reduce the...

Size matters… as do other properties when concerning nanotechnology, FDA

14-Jun-2011 - The US Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidance to provide regulated industries, such as personal care, with greater certainty about the use of nanotechnology.

IFRA’s fifth testing cycle gives latest fragrance formulations the all clear

08-Jun-2011 - The latest cycle of the IFRA Compliance Programme has shown that of all of the fragrance formulations tested are compliant with its Code of Practice.

Campaign For Safe Cosmetics highlights study on metals in cosmetics

17-May-2011 - Lobby group the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics has drawn attention to a new study that highlights potential dangerous levels of heavy metals in cosmetics products.

EC publishes latest update on animal testing

13-May-2011 - The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published its latest report on alternative methods to animal testing and concluded that it may take years for non-animal testing to become...

Green Seal introduces first US certification for whole product life cycle

05-May-2011 - Non-profit organization Green Seal is introducing a standard for certification of personal care and cosmetics products, which will be the first in the category to cover the whole product life...

FDA warns eyelash enhancer makers on formulation and marketing claims

26-Apr-2011 - The US Food and Drug Administration has issued three brand owners of eyelash growth products marketed in the United States with a warning letter.

P&G extends Clairol hair color recall

18-Apr-2011 - Procter and Gamble has added two more shades to the voluntary recall list of its Clairol Natural Instincts products, taking the total number of shades recalled from the market up...

Hazard alert released as formaldehyde furor continues

15-Apr-2011 - The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released its latest call warning salon professionals about the danger of potential formaldehyde exposure when using hair smoothing treatments.

Health Canada publishes latest formaldehyde product warning

13-Apr-2011 - Health Canada (HC) has announced results of its testing for formaldehyde in hair smoothing treatments, and named five products that it has judged to contain unsafe levels of formaldehyde.

News in brief

Conference to highlight UVA challenges and discuss level of sun protection

12-Apr-2011 - The International Sun Protection Conference will look into the effects of UVA on the skin and question whether the levels of protection are currently adequate.

P&G voluntarily recalls Clairol hair colorants due to unwanted results

11-Apr-2011 - Procter and Gamble has recalled ten shades of its Clairol Natural Instincts products with immediate effect, stating that some of the kits may produce an unwanted color result.

Procter & Gamble commits to LEED certification for new plants

23-Mar-2011 - P&G says that it will strive to certify all new production facilities according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifcation standards.

Cosmetics can only appear to do things, says US lawyer

22-Mar-2011 - From a regulatory perspective it is important to remember that cosmetics don’t do anything, rather they just appear to do something, says a US lawyer specialised in FDA and FTC...

Cosmetics firm warned by FDA for drug-like marketing claims

15-Mar-2011 - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent out a warning letter to a US cosmetics firm for its supposedly drug-like marketing claims.

UEBT and NaTrue attempt to heighten ethical sourcing awareness

11-Mar-2011 - The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) and NaTrue have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to help raise awareness of the importance of naturally sourced cosmetics products and the ethical...

FDA urged to work with OSHA to determine safe levels of formaldehyde

10-Mar-2011 - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been urged to work together with the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to establish if hair smoothing treatments emit unsafe...

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