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Tuesday, July 25, 2017News

Tagetes extracts and oils banned and/or restricted at the end of 2017

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The European Union has just transmitted to WTO a draft regulation aimed at prohibiting or restricting the use in cosmetic products of Tagetes erecta, Tagetes minuta and Tagetes patula extracts and essential oils, used in fragrances. This measure should enter into force at the end of 2017, and be totally twelve months later.

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Notification date

 10 July 2017

Products covered

Cosmetic Products

Title of the notified document

Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products

Content

This draft Commission regulation would ban Tagetes erecta, restrict the use of Tagetes patula and minuta in cosmetic products and ban Tagetes patula and minuta in sunscreen products as recommended by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products and the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety.

Objective

Protection of human health or safety

The text of the future regulation

Whereas

 1. Tagetes extracts and oils are widely used fragrance ingredients of many fragrance compounds used in perfumery. The Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP), subsequently replaced by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), concluded in its Opinion of 21 June 2005 that Tagetes erecta, Tagetes minuta and Tagetes patula extracts and oils should not be used in cosmetic products as no safe limits had been demonstrated.

 2. Following the submission in August 2013 of an update dossier on the safety assessment of Tagetes minuta and patula extracts and oils, the SCCS concluded in its revised Opinion of 25 March 2015 that for …

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