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December 13th, 2016
EC Adopts Directive on Aerosol Dispensers

The European Commission (EC) has adopted ‘Commission Directive (EU) 2016/2037 Amending Council Directive 75/324/EEC’, relating to aerosol dispensers. The Directive establishes higher maximum allowable pressure of aerosol dispensers which use non-flammable propellants. It also adapts labelling provisions for aerosols to the Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of Substances and Mixtures…. read more

December 13th, 2016
EC Launches Public Consultations on Several Restrictions on Chemicals Used for Cosmetics

The European Commission (EC) has launched public consultations on several restrictions being proposed for chemicals used in cosmetics. The consultations are: Cosmetic Products Regulation (HC Orange No. 6 (B125)): Commission to Consider Authorization This draft measure aims to give authorization for the use of HC Orange No. 6 (B125) when used in non-oxidative hair colouring… read more

October 13th, 2016
EC Approves Ban on MIT Preservative in Cosmetics

The European Commission (EC) has approved the ban on methylisothiazolinone (MIT) in cosmetic products. MIT is specifically used in water-based formulations such as in shampoos, liquid soaps, hand lotions and wet wipes. The ban is made after MIT was found to have sensitizing potential, causing allergic reactions to skin such as skin inflammation and itchiness…. read more

August 11th, 2016
Europe Authorizes Use of Titanium Dioxide as UV Filter

The European Commission (EC) has adopted Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1143 Amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Cosmetic Products.  The regulation permits the use of titanium dioxide (nano) for use as a UV-filter in cosmetic products at a maximum concentration of 25 percent w/w, except in… read more

October 16th, 2015
EC Proposes Framework for Energy Efficiency Labeling of Certain Products

EUROPEAN UNION – The European Commission (EC) has proposed a regulation setting a framework for energy efficiency labeling for energy-related products. The regulation is released through the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament, setting a framework for energy efficiency labeling through the following: Establishment of a framework for the adoption of delegated acts… read more

October 16th, 2015
EC Seeks Comments on Zinc Oxide Restriction and Chloroacetamide Ban

EUROPEAN UNION – The European Commission (EC) has announced a public consultation regarding the proposed restrictions on the use of zinc oxide as a colorant, and a ban on the use of chloroacetamide in cosmetic products. Restriction of the use of ZnO as a colorant by amending entry 144 of Annex IV to the Regulation… read more

October 16th, 2015
SCCS Consults on the Use of Nano Form of TiO2 in Sunscreens and Sprays

EUROPEAN UNION – The European Commission (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) is seeking public opinion on the use of nano form of Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) in sunscreens and sprays, used in these products as UV-filter. SCCS is requesting to evaluate the safety of TiO2 at a concentration amount up to 5.5%. The new… read more

October 16th, 2015
Revision of Restriction for Nonylphenol Ethoxylates

Draft Commission Regulation amending Entry 46 of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as Regards Nonylphenol Ethoxylates will review measures more restrictive on such substances used in textile articles, including: Textile articles, that can reasonably be… read more

April 20th, 2015
EC Issues Draft Commission Regulations for Health Claims Made on Food

The European Commission has issued two draft commission regulations aiming to reject certain health claims made on food in relation to children’s development and health and that are not scientifically substantiated. The proposed date of adoption of the two regulations is October 2015. Source Additional Source

April 20th, 2015
EC Consults on Cosmetic Ingredients

The European Commission (EC) has consulted the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) regarding the safe use of the following cosmetic ingredients: Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol (deoxyarbutin), in a concentration up to 3% in face creams 4-Hydroxyphenyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside (α-arbutin), in a concentration up to 2% in face creams and up to 0.5 % in body lotions 4-hydroxy-phenyl-β-D-glucopyranoside (β-arbutin),… read more