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GC3 Preservatives Challenge: Winning Innovations To Be Decided By Month’s End

Leading manufacturers and chemical suppliers are in direct discussions with seven semi-finalists in the GC3 competition – aimed at surfacing early-stage preservative innovations with potential applications in the personal-care and household products sectors – with final judging now in sight.

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‘California’s A Problem,’ But Prop 65 Preemption For Cosmetics Could Be Out Of Reach

California is the poster child for regulation in excess of federal requirements, but the biggest challenges it poses to cosmetics companies will be difficult – if not impossible – to resolve via “national uniformity” provisions in legislation before Congress.

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FTC Leash Still Tight On Advertisers Disclosing Paid Content, Endorsements

Consumer product marketers want more flexibility with disclosures for paid content and endorsements than FTC advises in its guidance, but firms should “tread carefully” and not expect the commission to ease up, says attorney Joan Stewart. FTC could base enforcement on its own research underscoring that advertisers should clearly disclose when they pay endorsers, Stewart says.

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Herbalife Compensates Following Regulatory Scrutiny, Icahn's Takeover Play

Revamped compensation practices Herbalife agreed to implement as part of a settlement to end the FTC investigation are starting to bear fruit, says Co-President John DeSimone. Investor Carl Icahn, meanwhile, sold a large slice of his stake in the firm's recent share buy-back tender, ending this takeover leverage while remaining the largest shareholder.

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Joint Supplement With Contested Claims Still Available After FTC Says It's Not

FTC concluded 2BeUnstoppable's My Perfect Bones supplement no longer is on the market after NAD reported its concerns when the firm refused to participate in a review of claims including "shown to reverse bone loss the natural way.” But My Perfect Bones and other supplements from 2BeUnstoppable's owner are available on Amazon.com.

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Imposing RCTs For Supplement Claims Would Cause 'Wholesale Change' In Regulation – CRN, CHPA

“The industry would face confusion as to the appropriate substantiation standard for non-disease dietary supplement claims,” say the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association in a joint amicus brief filed with in Second Circuit. They submitted the brief in support of Quincy’s motion urging the appeals court to dismiss an appeal by FTC and New York of a federal district court’s 2017 dismissal of the federal and state agencies' complaint against Quincy.

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Colgate/Tom’s Of Maine Pays Back Unilever For ‘Naturally Dry’ Loss

It appears that Unilever will have to repackage Schmidt’s deodorants without wetness-absorption claims following an NAD ruling upheld by an appellate review panel. Challenger Colgate/Tom’s of Maine must be pleased, as it was Unilever that took down Tom’s “Naturally Dry” claims (and product names) in the same advertising self-regulatory forum in 2016.

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FDA Litigates To Wash Off Sanitizer Ebola Claim, Warns On Colloidal Silver Benefits

A complaint filed in federal court in California seeks an order to block Innovative BioDefense from distributing Zylast antiseptic hand sanitizer products that, due to its claims, are unapproved new drugs under FDA regulations. A warning letter to Silver Armor states that drug claims render its Silver Ramon and Natural Health brand products, which contain colloidal silver, unapproved new drugs and that the is noncompliant with supplement GMP regulations.

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Petition Suggests Environmental Laws Compel FDA To Ban Oxybenzone, Octinoxate In Sunscreens

Center for Biological Diversity asks FDA to ban using oxybenzone and octinoxate in sunscreens, citing their potential contribution to coral bleaching and coral death as well as potential impact on human health. If the agency does not opt to ban the ingredients, the center asks it to conduct a thorough environmental impact assessment, a measure it suggests is warranted under the National Environmental Policy Act.

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John Paul Mitchell Line Among Contract Manufacturer's Bacteria-Linked Recalls

Topical administration of products Boochi Laboratories is recalling could result in potentially serious bacterial infections in immuno-compromised persons. All lots within expiry of X-Jow Pain Gel, Acne Shave moisturizer and Shave Cream with Acne Shield and Cremo, Eufora and John Paul Mitchell skin and hair care products are the latest recalls by the firm.

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California Assembly Passes Bill For Professional Cosmetic Ingredient Disclosure

Beauty products marketed for use by manicurists, estheticians and other licensed professionals would be subject to the same ingredient labeling requirements as other cosmetics in California under a bill that passed the state Assembly May 30.

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California’s Advancing Cosmetic Animal-Test Ban Poses Liabilities, Industry Says

Universities and other accredited labs often test cosmetic ingredients on animals to assess potential health risks without manufacturers’ involvement or even their knowledge. Under a proposed bill advancing in California, such studies could render companies that use those ingredients non-compliant and subject to fines.

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The Caramel Case: Federal Preemption Would Be Sweet, Prop 65 The Sundae

The federal/state regulatory disconnects under California’s Prop 65 – a priority target in the cosmetics industry’s preemption explorations on Capitol Hill – are distinctly embodied by caramel, a color additive approved by FDA that nevertheless may require warnings on products sold in the Golden State.

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Supreme Court Vitamin C Price-Fixing Decision Could Juice Litigation Against Foreign Businesses Broadly

US businesses in any industry could use the Supreme Court's ruling that federal courts have leeway in whether to recognize a foreign country's laws as applicable in a firm's defense against unfair business practices and similar civil complaints, say attorneys tracking class-action litigation vitamin C marketers Animal Science Products and Ranis Co. filed against multiple Chinese firms supplying the ingredient.

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Whole Foods ‘Hypoallergenic’ Litigation To Test ‘Sensitizer’ Definition, Consumer Perceptions

A California federal judge has granted Whole Foods Market, Inc.’s motion to dismiss itself, all but one affiliate, and a number of plaintiff claims in the putative class action, but the core issue of contention – whether Whole Foods-branded “hypoallergenic” offerings are falsely labeled – remains to be litigated.

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Imposing RCTs For Supplement Claims Would Cause 'Wholesale Change' In Regulation – CRN, CHPA

“The industry would face confusion as to the appropriate substantiation standard for non-disease dietary supplement claims,” say the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association in a joint amicus brief filed with in Second Circuit. They submitted the brief in support of Quincy’s motion urging the appeals court to dismiss an appeal by FTC and New York of a federal district court’s 2017 dismissal of the federal and state agencies' complaint against Quincy.

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P&G’s SK-II Jockeying For Top Spot In Asian Prestige Skin Care

P&G’s super-premium SK-II skin-care brand is growing at a 20% clip and accumulating new users just as quickly, thanks in large part to its “Change Destiny” campaign, CFO Jon Moeller said at the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference June 14. The firm is also reaping the benefits of Gillette razor investments and price cuts, but threats remain.
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Supreme Court Vitamin C Price-Fixing Decision Could Juice Litigation Against Foreign Businesses Broadly

US businesses in any industry could use the Supreme Court's ruling that federal courts have leeway in whether to recognize a foreign country's laws as applicable in a firm's defense against unfair business practices and similar civil complaints, say attorneys tracking class-action litigation vitamin C marketers Animal Science Products and Ranis Co. filed against multiple Chinese firms supplying the ingredient.

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Cosmetics News In Brief: L’Oreal Fragrance Disclosure; First-Ever CoverGirl Store; More

US PIRG seeks a timeline for L’Oreal’s stated goal of “communicating to a larger extent” the components of fragrances in its products; CoverGirl’s flagship store in New York’s Times Square will bring to life the brand’s new positioning and tagline, “I Am What I Makeup.” More news in brief.

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CIR’s 2019 Priorities A Botanical Garden; AHPA To Stay Tuned In

The American Herbal Products Association vows to stay abreast of Cosmetic Ingredient Review activities, with ingredients of importance to its members sprinkled throughout the group’s 2019 priority list.

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CIR Expert Panel’s June Meeting: Popular Botanicals, Salicylates Among Ingredients Deemed Safe

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel issued two final safety reports and six tentative reports at its June 4-5 meeting in Washington.

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Cosmetic Preservatives Crisis Creeping Into CIR Program

If concerns about cosmetic preservatives are unfounded from a scientific standpoint, then the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel should be in a position to set the record straight. However, data gaps have the group considering “insufficient data” findings in pending reviews of parabens and polyaminopropyl biguanide.

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FDA Guidance Adds 8 Non-Digestible Carbohydrates As Dietary Fibers

Guidance FDA published June 12 identifies isolated or synthetic non-digestible carbohydrates that can be included in the dietary fiber totals on Nutrition Fact labels for food products and on Supplement Fact labels for vitamins and supplements

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Consumer Health Ad Claim Reviews: NutriO2, SmartMouth, Active Iron

Cancer claims for supplement sent for FTC scrutiny; Mouthwash bad breath claims stink to NAD; and UK iron superiority claim withers.

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Joint Supplement With Contested Claims Still Available After FTC Says It's Not

FTC concluded 2BeUnstoppable's My Perfect Bones supplement no longer is on the market after NAD reported its concerns when the firm refused to participate in a review of claims including "shown to reverse bone loss the natural way.” But My Perfect Bones and other supplements from 2BeUnstoppable's owner are available on Amazon.com.

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