Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Canada began recalling hand sanitizer for improper labeling, formulation, or packaging as well as for other similar issues of concern. Still today, that list of recalled products continues to grow.
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.
In a report Gelfand released yesterday, she advises that the country align some practices with EU standards. And, she made it clear that more regulatory involvement is needed to make cosmetics and personal care products safe.
Health Canada, the federal department responsible for assessing the safety of drugs and consumer products in Canada, has created a guide document to clarify existing cosmetics regulations under the food and drugs act.
CanWest News Service recently ran an investigative story into widespread cosmetics labeling violations in Canada but the authorities insist that the vast majority of products comply with all legal requirements.
Health Canada has amended its cosmetics regulation, Cosmetics and
Your Health, this month to ensure manufacturers state the full
ingredient list on all products labels by 2007 - a move that brings
Canada up to speed with the US cosmetics...