Wednesday, June 26, 2013International

Cosmetic short news: FDA publishes guidance for Good Manufacturing Practices

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Latest cosmetics news in brief: FDA publishes guidance for Good Manufacturing Practices - Cosmetics Regulation: a White Paper about the hair-dressers’ obligations - Evaluation of local toxicity / irritation of vitamin A - REACH: the situation on the 31 May 2013 due date - Parliamentary fact-finding mission on environmental labelling - ECHA publishes its first five-year strategic plan - AXA-Cosmed: an insurance agreement in line with the Regulation - ANSM: 1st meeting of the Committee of Interface with the representatives of the cosmetics industries - Too much lead in a L'Occitane scrub for China - The Board of Appeal annuls an ECHA decision - Two in vitro methods accepted for eye irritation …

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June, 26 - FDA publishes guidance for Good Manufacturing Practices
The FDA has published a document that provides guidance to the industry concerning Good Manufacturing Practices for cosmetics and is intended to assist in identifying the standards and issues that can affect the quality of products.
This guidance revises the FDA's "Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Guidelines/inspection Checklist" by updating it to set forth current practice, and clarify certain topics based on recent experience.
• See the new GMP Guide on FDA website

June, 20 - Cosmetics Regulation: a White Paper about the hair-dressers’ obligations
Well, hair-dressers are (also) distributors of cosmetic products. As such, they are targeted by the Cosmetics Regulation, which will be implemented on 11 July 2013. This document, further to applying some obligations already released in previous regulatory texts, modifies some of them.
This is why the French FEBEA, along with the French Fédération Nationale de la Coiffure (FNC; National Federation of Hair-dressing) and the Conseil National des Entreprises de Coiffure (CNEC; National Board of Hair-dressing entrepreneurs) has written a White Paper, designed for hair-dressers.
Transport, storage, labelling, cosmetovigilance … This guide details their obligations as distributors. A complementary document, a poster, designed for use in the technical …

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