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Recall Alert: L'Oreal's Mizani, J&J's Clean & Clear, Marcelle's 40+ Cream and Others
Globally, within the past couple of months, numerous cosmetic product recalls have been issued for microbe contamination and fragrance allergens, among other contaminants. Following is a roundup.
Dec 4th, 2023
EU's Cosmetics Animal Testing Bans Challenged in New Court Decision
Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) Appoints New President and CEO
Hair Relaxer-Cancer Lawsuits Will Move Forward
Earlier this year, racial justice organization Color of Change urged consumers to sign a petition demanding that Target, ShopRite, Giant, Food Lion and other major retailers remove "toxic" products such as lye relaxers and hair dyes from shelves.
Nov 15th, 2023
FDA Delays MoCRA Enforcement by 6 Months
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will delay the enforcement of facility registration and product listing requirements under MoCRA for six months after the Dec. 29, 2023, deadline to give the industry "sufficient time" to submit.
Nov 8th, 2023
University of Cincinnati’s Online Cosmetic Science Graduate Program
UC’s Cosmetic Science program offers both Graduate Certificates and a nationally acclaimed Master of Science in Cosmetic Science Degree 100% Online. Learn more about one of the oldest cosmetic science graduate programs in the US.
Oct 10th, 2023
FDA to Industry: Review SLP Guides, Gather Data Until MOCRA Portal Launches
October was the deadline but it came and went without a MOCRA portal to show for it. As the industry waits, the FDA advised members to continue collecting data and reviewing guidance documents — including the latest one for Structured Product Labeling.
Nov 3rd, 2023
Cosmex AI Takes Regulatory Compliance for Cosmetics to the Next Level
Those who were wondering how artificial intelligence (AI) might take cosmetic product development to the next level now have their answer. Cosmex AI can scan 30,000+ ingredients to instantly indicate if a product complies with regulators or retailers.
Oct 25th, 2023
How the EU Microplastics Ban Affects Glitter
The European Commission's (EC's) ban on microplastics intentionally added to cosmetics went into effect on Oct. 17, 2023. This includes some forms of glitter, individually and in mixtures, which the commission explained in a recent Q&A.
Oct 23rd, 2023
EC Delays REACH Yet Again, 'Abandoning' Chemical Reform
The European Commission's 2024 Work Program was recently rolled out with a glaring omission — REACH provisions, "backtracking on its pledges made under the 2020 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability," per the EU Observer. This was not the first time.
Oct 20th, 2023
$223 M Talc Verdict Against J&J Overturned on 'Junk Science'
According to NJBiz, in an Oct. 3 ruling, a federal appeals court overturned a $223 million jury award and ordered a new trial because the awarding jurors were allowed to hear "improper scientific testimony" linking J&J's talc-based products to cancer.
Oct 11th, 2023
NHCO Nutrition Laboratories Adopts Centric Software to Support Product Lifecycle Management
By addressing the increasing number of products and raw materials handled by NHCO, the software supports the manufacturer's growth and internationalization.
Oct 10th, 2023
European Commission Adopts Measures Restricting Intentional Microplastics
The measures will prohibit the sale of microplastics and of products to which microplastics have been added intentionally and that release those microplastics when used.
Sep 27th, 2023
US Moves a Step Closer to Banning Cosmetics Animal Testing
“Cosmetics testing on animals is cruel, unnecessary, and outdated, and Congress should finally put a stop to it."
Sep 13th, 2023