Monthly Archives: August 2016

Vietnam Issues New Biocide Law

The Vietnamese government has published the final version of its biocides law, Management of Chemicals and Preparations Intended as Household Insecticides and Disinfectants, which goes into effect in July 2018. The law regulates the packaging, labeling, product registration, storage, and … Continue reading

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Many Consumer Products with Child-Resistant Fastenings Violate CLP Requirements

The ECHA Forum, a body made up of CLP experts from various countries, has inspected a total of 797 products as part of a European-wide enforcement project. Every third product was not packaged or labeled according to the CLP requirements. … Continue reading

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EU Commission Approves Use of Titanium Dioxide as a UV Filter

The EU Commission has decided to approve the use of nanoform titanium dioxide in a concentration up to 25% weight by weight as a mineral UV filter in cosmetics. Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 was amended … Continue reading

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India Plans New Cosmetics Law

The Indian Government wants to draft a new drug and cosmetics law that better aligns its requirements with global standards for manufacturing and product safety. The specifics of the planned law are unknown. The cosmetics industry in India likes the … Continue reading

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Brazil: Chemicals Law on the Way

The Brazilian Ministry of the Environment (Ministério do Meio Ambiente: MMA) has published the draft of a chemicals law. The draft is open to public consultation until the middle of August. Representatives of the National Commission on Chemical Safety (CONASQ) … Continue reading

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Food Contact Materials: EU Parliament Urgently Calls for Stronger Guidelines

The Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament has demanded that the EU Commission develop new, EU-side guidelines for food contact materials (FCM). Such FCM include paper, cardboard, coating materials, printing inks, adhesives, plastics, rubber, … Continue reading

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More Transparency Demanded for Cosmetics

Surveys shows that most women want to know what ingredients are in perfumes and other cosmetics so that they can avoid contact allergies. However, most packaging uses collective terms like “perfume”, “fragrance”, or “flavor”. These terms hide combinations of more … Continue reading

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