Regulation & Safety

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Most glutathione brands bought on Amazon pass NOW’s tests

By Hank Schultz

NOW has released its latest round of testing of products sold on Amazon and found that the glutathione supplements it bought were of reasonable quality, though some failures in potency and purity were still observed.

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FDA bans lead acetate from consumer hair dyes

By Stephen Daniells

The US Food and Drug Administration has banned the use of lead acetate in consumer hair dyes, with one public interest group calling for further reform of the federal regulations for cosmetics.

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Mexican Senate green lights ban for animal testing for cosmetics

By Stephen Daniells

Mexico will become the first country in North America and the 41st country globally to ban animal testing for cosmetics after the country’s Senate gave its final and unanimous support to a federal bill that also bans the manufacture, import and marketing...

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Colorado unveils plan to bolster state support of hemp industry

By Hank Schultz

The state of Colorado aims to remain a leader in the hemp industry, Gov. Jared Polis said at an industry event last week. He announced the release of a detailed state plan for the industry at the meeting, which includes scientific support, data sharing,...

FDA publishes hand sanitizer testing protocol to detect impurities

FDA publishes hand sanitizer testing protocol to detect impurities

By Deanna Utroske

This week, as part of its response to contaminated and unsafe hand sanitizers, the agency published a testing methodologies document. The protocols outlined in the new document can be used to determine the quality of finished sanitizer products.

Health Canada recalls unsafe hand sanitizer products

Health Canada recalls unsafe hand sanitizer products

By Deanna Utroske

The government department has recently warned consumers of the risks associated with hand sanitizer products made with unapproved ingredients and called for 12 companies to stop selling unsanctioned sanitizer.