Eurofins | Newsflash - July 2018 | Cosmetics
Monday, July 9, 2018
MBBT nano authorized by the European Commission
On the 21st of June, the Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/885 of 20 June 2018 amending Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products was published in the OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union).
Endocrine Disruptors EU Initiative
Until 19th July 2018, the feedback period of initiative: “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions – A comprehensive framework on endocrine disruptors” will be open to receive the comments, opinions and information of general public through the European Commission website.
Click here for getting more information about this initiative towards a more comprehensive EU framework on endocrine disruptors.
Recent SCCS Opinions on Cosmetics
Following some recent Opinions of Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS):
- SCCS - Final Opinion on Styrene/Acrylates copolymer (nano) and Sodium styrene/Acrylates copolymer (nano)
- SCCS - water-soluble zinc salts used in oral hygiene products
- SCCS - the safety of cosmetic ingredients HEMA and Di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate
The French Competent Authority ANSM published a document about phenoxyethanol in cosmetic products
This document (which is not legally binding) is written by the Comité Scientifique Spécialisé Temporaire (CSST) and is based on new scientific data.
National ban for microplastics
On 30th May 2018, the Italian Ministry of Economic Development notified to European Commission the “Draft technical regulation banning the marketing of non-biodegradable and non-compostable cotton buds and exfoliating rinse-off cosmetic products or detergents containing microplastics”.
The aim of this regulation is to prevent marine waste, or ‘marine litter’ as it is commonly known, made of plastic or other non-biodegradable materials, which is improperly disposed of or released into drains and not intercepted by sewage treatment plants and which, therefore, accumulates in the water and marine environment.
Click here to getting the publication with reference 2018/258/I in the European Commission website.
Plastic microbeads ban
From 7th June 2018 onwards, New Zealand prohibits the production and sale of products containing microbeads. The aim is to prevent plastic microbeads entering the marine environment because they are not biodegradable.
Note: medical device or medicine is not included