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California Passes 'Right To Know' Bill, Offering Fragrance Disclosure Model

Cleaning product legislation en route to Governor Jerry Brown's desk does not affect cosmetics, but includes a framework for fragrance ingredient disclosure reached through extensive industry/NGO negotiations. The model could inspire other states, as well as major retailers seeking fragrance transparency from cosmetic brands they carry.

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Ongoing Dossier Updates Seen As Big REACH For Industry – Study

The requirement for registrants to update REACH chemical dossiers when changes occur or new information comes to light represents an endless road, and many companies are running out of gas, suggests a third-party report commissioned by ECHA. Moreover, there's confusion about what needs to be updated, when, and who is responsible, the authors say, extending recommendations for improvements.

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Nut Ingredient Listeria Contamination Leads To More Protein Bar Recalls

Health Warrior, ISS One and Amrita brand proteins made with HVF-supplied nut ingredients are class I recalls.

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Kratom Group Wants DEA Records: Health And Wellness Industry News

CRN pans AASLD study linking supplements to rash of liver injuries; ABC goes digital with "Identification of Medicinal Plants"; and AKA says DEA running "shadow campaign" to schedule kratom.

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FTC Chair Nominee Links Ad Claims Enforcement To Consumers' Loss

President Trump nominates as FTC chair Joseph Simons, an antitrust attorney who led its Bureau of Competition under former President Bush. Advertising law attorneys say Simons sees whether consumers incurred economic injury to be central to enforcement on false advertising complaints.

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Omega-3 Ingredients Fair Trade Complaint? Not FDA's Bailiwick, Amarin Says

The drug maker says it's not asking ITC to interpret the FD&C Act, but to investigate whether some omega-3 ingredient suppliers and marketers are failing to fulfill "certain marketplace expectations about the nature" of their products. ITC on Oct. 27 will vote on whether to investigate the complaint targeting a large part of the omega-3 market.

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Second Warning, Second Unsafe Ingredient For Total Body Nutrition

FDA's Sept. 28 warning letter to Total Body Nutrition also noted violative claims and labeling for its products marketed with the TBN brand and listed GMP problems. First methylsynephrine in 2016, now DMAA land firm on FDA enforcement radar.

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California's Prop 65 Gets Pro-Biz Amendments, But Upshot Remains To Be Seen

California's AB 1583, signed into law in early October, was crafted to help even the playing field for defendants in Prop 65 litigation by promoting transparency in the factual bases that give rise to private enforcement actions and giving the Attorney General a greater role in separating cases with merit from those without. Industry groups and attorneys generally are taking a wait-and-see approach to the changes.

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Kratom: All Questions On Pre-DSHEA Ingredient Evidence In One Package

"Kratom illustrates the promise and the peril of dietary supplement regulation," says Jack Henningfield, Pinney Associates consultant and an expert on abuse liability of various substances. Kratom firms agree NDI notifications are needed for ingredients made from separate kratom alkaloids, but say the botanical itself has decades of safe use in the US.

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California's Prop 65 Gets Pro-Biz Amendments, But Upshot Remains To Be Seen

California's AB 1583, signed into law in early October, was crafted to help even the playing field for defendants in Prop 65 litigation by promoting transparency in the factual bases that give rise to private enforcement actions and giving the Attorney General a greater role in separating cases with merit from those without. Industry groups and attorneys generally are taking a wait-and-see approach to the changes.

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Rose Report Podcast – September 2017

Rose Sheet’s editorial team counts down top news items in the cosmetics and dietary supplement sectors over the past month, including possible cosmetics regulatory convergence under a renegotiated NAFTA, the FTC’s first enforcement action against social media influencers, FDA movement to develop a list of “old dietary ingredients” pre-dating DSHEA, and more.

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SNAP Vitamin Act, Herbalife, Mannatech Launches: Health And Wellness Industry News

Nutrition briefing highlights SNAP bill; Herbalife offers Protein Bites Variety Pack alternative to Halloween candy; Mannatech rolls out "complete cup of coffee"; and CBDfx has CBD Gummies and Tincture.

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Omega-3 Ingredients Fair Trade Complaint? Not FDA's Bailiwick, Amarin Says

The drug maker says it's not asking ITC to interpret the FD&C Act, but to investigate whether some omega-3 ingredient suppliers and marketers are failing to fulfill "certain marketplace expectations about the nature" of their products. ITC on Oct. 27 will vote on whether to investigate the complaint targeting a large part of the omega-3 market.

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Sexy Hair, Ulta Fail To Dismiss Suit Challenging 'Sulfate-Free' Line

Massachusetts District Court says a plaintiff has satisfied minimal requirements to proceed with her proposed class action, which alleges that the previously named Sexy Hair Sulfate-Free line actually contained sulfates and other salts, contrary to marquee claims. In fact, while reasonable consumers wouldn't think to look there, the ingredients were identified in small print in back-panel ingredient lists, she says.

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J&J's Proganix Hair 'Repair' Claims Draw False-Advertising Suit

"The truth is that damaged hair cannot be repaired," says the plaintiff in a putative class action in New York district court, challenging claims on the firm's Proganix Repair products.

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