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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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BASF Ingredient Case Begs For Verdict: Do REACH Animal Tests Violate Cosmetics Reg?

The European Chemicals Agency says a BASF ingredient, exclusively used in cosmetics, requires a standard animal test, but the firm is concerned that the testing will trigger prohibitions under the EU's Cosmetics Regulation. A Dec. 12 decision from ECHA's Board of Appeal doesn't resolve the matter, but it could get the ball rolling toward an EU court ruling clarifying the relationship between the regulations.

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NPA Submits Wish List For Reducing FDA Regulatory Burdens Per Trump Order

FDA’s NDI notification draft guidance should be rewritten and its Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts Final Rule delayed, the Natural Products Association says in comments submitted to the agency in response to President Trump’s executive order aimed at cutting down on burdensome regulations.

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FDA May Clarify When Responsibility Prompts Park Doctrine Prosecutions

FDA is considering whether a breach of duty to act or correct violations under the FDCA must occur before criminal charges are brought, Chief Counsel Rebecca Wood says. Clarity on FDA's view of 'vicarious criminal liability' would be welcome news to the pharma industry and suggests an early priority for the agency's new top lawyer.

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EU Endocrine Disruptor Guidance Open For Comments; Benefit Cosmetics Recall; More News In Brief

A new draft guidance from the European Chemicals Agency and European Food Safety Authority could have bearing ahead on how endocrine-disrupting chemicals in cosmetic products are identified for regulatory purposes; Benefit Cosmetics recalls a line of brow gels due to contamination concerns. More news in brief.

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Oregon Collecting First Biennial Notices, Fees From Children's Cosmetic Marketers

Under the Toxic-Free Kids Act, notifications and fees are due to the Oregon Health Authority by the start of the new year from manufacturers of children's products that contain state-listed ingredients or contaminants. The Rose Sheet examines how Oregon's chemical reporting program, and others like it around the US, would be impacted by preemption clauses in proposed federal legislation to update cosmetics regulations.

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Nestle Health Grows: Health And Wellness Industry News

Nestle to pay $2.3bn for firm Atrium Innovations, owner of US plant-based supplement marketer Garden of Life and other nutritional brands; Wellness Resources warned on disease claims for omega-3s; and latest health and wellness sector recalls.

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IFRA Hosts Capitol Hill Scent Experience In Timeout From Policy Concerns

The International Fragrance Association North America took a break from its higher-stakes advocacy work Nov. 1 to give US lawmakers and congressional staffers a "scent experience." Perfumers from six of the group's biggest members were on hand with "Scents of Home," joined by Monell Center researchers to educate attendees on the mechanics of scent and the important role it plays in people's lives.

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EU Endocrine Disruptor Regs In Limbo; Parliament Urges 'Suspected' Category

The European Commission is mulling directives from Parliament regarding its criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors, following the latter's rejection of a related EC draft regulation in October. Among shortcomings cited by lawmakers is the absence of a "suspected" ED category, which would be "extremely relevant" in the cosmetics sector, they say.

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Industry Challenges UK Microbead Ban While Awaiting Larger EU Plastics Strategy

Draft legislation in the UK would ban plastic microbead in all rinse-off cosmetics, not just those for exfoliating and/or cleansing purposes, and prohibit the manufacture of such products even if they're intended for export to countries without microbead restrictions. Industry has lodged an objection to the proposal with the European Commission, which is developing its own plastics strategy, slated for release in December.

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J&J Talc Setback: Missouri Court Decision Keeps Out-Of-State Plaintiff Door Open

The numerous out-of-state plaintiffs waiting to take on J&J in Missouri over alleged talc harm may be able to litigate their cases after all, despite a recent US Supreme Court decision against plaintiff venue shopping. A Missouri circuit court judge has found grounds for jurisdiction in J&J's use of a Missouri-based manufacturing and packaging firm.

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Supreme Court Cosmetic, Food Decisions Shape Amarin's Appeal For Omega-3 Trade Inquiry

Amarin's petition to the Federal Circuit Court to direct ITC to investigate its complaint that some omega-3 ingredients are unapproved drugs leans on Supreme Court decisions that compliance with FDA regulations in cosmetic and food labeling does not preclude litigation alleging the information rendered a product an unapproved drug or represented false advertising.

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J&J’s Talc Winning Streak Continues With Calif. Mesothelioma Verdict

A California jury sided with J&J Nov. 16 in the first trial over whether alleged asbestos in the firm's talcum powders caused plaintiff's mesothelioma. The verdict could help check what threatens to be a new field of litigation against J&J for alleged talc dangers, and the firm also is gaining momentum in its defense against ovarian cancer claims.

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