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Internal FDA emails obtained by the Environmental Working Group through a FOIA request indicate that the agency was moving toward rulemaking in 2016 to restrict or prohibit use of formaldehyde in heated hair-straightening cosmetics, but seemingly abandoned the initiative. That has Congress, NGOs and other stakeholders asking questions and renewing calls for cosmetics regulatory reform.
The US FDA has primary jurisdiction over labeling claims on OTC consumer antiseptic rubs, and state false advertising claims lodged by the plaintiff are preempted by federal law, Edgewell Personal Care argues in its motion to dismiss a proposed class action in California federal court regarding Wet Ones germ-killing claims.
Manufacturers considering use of the popular 99.99% germ-kill claim on hand sanitizer products should consult the Office of Compliance, said Division of Nonprescription Drug Products director Theresa Michele during a recent industry workshop. “Be very, very cautious about the claims you are making,” she said.
UV filters bisoctrizole, tris-biphenyl triazine and titanium dioxide are high on the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety’s prioritized list of nanomaterials with known uses in cosmetics, based on physicochemical, exposure and other aspects that signal potential risks to consumers.
CV Defense, the second launch in the firm’s new immune-support line (without cannabidiol), is built around palmitoylethanolamide and other nutrients and botanicals to “optimize immune response.” CV Sciences touts the immunity range as complementary to its PlusCBD brand, which is in the process of rolling out dozens of new products in updated packaging.
EU’s Sustainable Chemicals Strategy Lacks Industry ‘Game Plan’ To Support Innovation, Competitiveness
BASF CEO Martin Brudermüller, newly announced as president of Cefic, strikes an optimistic note in a 15 October open letter regarding European Green Deal prospects. However, industry advocates including Cefic have major concerns about the Commission’s Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability released the day before.