Regulation & Safety

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New FDA guidance on hand sanitizer production

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week, as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing efforts to keep pace with this country’s needs during the Coronavirus pandemic, new guidance documents were issued addressing both manufacturers and pharmacists.

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The FDA talc report is here

By Deanna Utroske

After a full year of testing for asbestos contamination, the agency has released a six-part report on beauty products formulated with talc.

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New York state makes move to ban 1,4-dioxane

By Simon Pitman

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Monday that means cosmetics and personal care products containing 1,4-dioxane will have some restrictions pertaining to sales in the state.

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Andean Community delays harmonization bill for safer cosmetics

By Andean Community delays harmonization bill for safer cosmetics

The Andean Community has agreed to delay the introduction of legislation designed to update regulatory framework for cosmetic and personal care products in the region for another 6 months.

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Sozio to share transparent fragrance ingredient lists

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the fragrance supplier launched a line of Clean Label fragrance formulas and in the interest of ingredient transparency will share a list all raw materials in each scent with their customers.

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Natural Cosmetics Act to set legal definition of ‘natural’

By Deanna Utroske

The bill, introduced in the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, would define and legislate the use of the word ‘natural’ and the term ‘naturally-derived’ for cosmetics and personal care labeling and marketing. Ingredient suppliers would be required...

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