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Dec. 16, 2019 | Ingredients news

DPS Phenoxyethanol: the latest developments….. which will not remain the last! pro

Since 2012, the battle has been raging between the ANSM on the one hand, the FEBEA, Cosmetics Europe and the SCCS on the other hand. Issue: the safety of phenoxyethanol in products intended for use on babies’ buttocks. The ANSM contests it (Recommendation and Health Police Decision in support), the SCCS confirms it (in a formal Opinion and an informal opinion), the industry defends it (through appeals before the French Council of State and interpellations of the European Commission). A few days before the date of application of the ANSM Health Police Decision (DPS) requiring labelling of products containing phenoxyethanol, the dispute was expected to be resolved soon, but it has just experienced some upheavals, through interposed communiqués. Gallant last stand?

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