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Acid Yellow 3 (CI 47005): Preliminary Opinion of the SCCS

Acid Yellow 3 (CI 47005) : Opinion préliminaire du CSSC

Following the mandate given by the European Commission to the SCCS in March 2020, the Scientific Committee has just published its preliminary Opinion on the safety of the cosmetic colorant Acid Yellow 3 (CI 47005). It has been adopted by written procedure on 7 May 2021 and is open for comments until 5 July 2021.

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Background

The substance with the INCI name “Acid Yellow 3” (CI 47005) is listed under entry 82 of Annex IV to the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 and therefore it is allowed for use in non-oxidative hair colouring products up to a maximum on-head concentration of 0.5%.
In 2004, the Scientific Committee on Cosmetic and Non-food products (SCCNFP) stated that the identity of the substance was unclear and recommended that a re-evaluation of the Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for this food colour should be performed.

For an exhaustive background information, see the article
Acid Yellow 3 (CI 47005): Request for SCCS Opinion, CosmeticOBS, 1st April 2020

Opinion

1. In light of the data provided, does the SCCS consider Acid Yellow 3, safe when used in non-oxidative hair colouring products up to a maximum on-head concentration of 0.5%?

Based on the data provided in the dossier, the SCCS considers that Acid Yellow 3 is safe when used in non-oxidative hair colouring products at on-head concentrations of up to 0.5%.

2. Does the SCCS have any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of Acid Yellow 3 in cosmetic products?

A detailed analytical report on the test substance in representative …

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