Eurofins | Newsflash - June 2018 | Cosmetics
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Testing cosmetics on animals: MEPs call for worldwide ban
The EU should launch a diplomatic drive for a worldwide ban on testing cosmetics on animals before 2023, Parliament urged on May 3, 2018.
Recent SCCS Mandate on Cosmetics
Following the recent Mandate of Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) for the preservative Climbazole:
- SCCS - Request for an Addendum to the scientific Opinion on the safety of the preservative Climbazole
Consultation period finished for O-Phenylphenol
On 24th May, the consultation period was finished for the notification on Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (and its accompanying annex) with Reference: G/TBT/N/EU/527 in the World Trade Organization.
Reassessment of phenoxyethanol
On 28th May, the ANSM ( Agence National de Sécurité du Médicaments et des Producits de Santé) published the report of the Temporary Special Scientific Committee (CSST- Comité scientifique spécialisé temporaire) responsible for the re-evaluation of phenoxyethanol, a preservative used in various cosmetic products.
The conclusions of the CSST will be brought to the attention of the European Commission and with this new assessment, the European decision on the maximum permitted level of phenoxyethanol will be pending.
Click here for getting the publication in the ANSM website.
More than 500 toxicological reference values available
On 6th March, The ANSES (Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire alimentation, environnement, travail) published that the Agency is currently making available a database which includes about 500 TRVs:
The toxicological reference value (TRV) is a toxicological indicator that qualifies or quantifies a risk to human health related to exposure to a chemical. These values are essential for the quantitative assessment of health risks for the general population.
National bans for Microbeads
In our previous Eurofins Cosmetic Newsletters we have been informing about proposals of national bans for microbeads in the United Kingdom during this year 2018 (Wales and Scotland) and by the end of 2017 (England). This ban prohibits the use of microbeads as an ingredient in the manufacture of rinse-off personal care products and the sale of any such products containing microbeads.
In May 2018, Northern Ireland has been added to this list. Northern Ireland has notified its proposal of national ban for microbeads to the European Commission ( 2018/205/UK) and the World Trade Organization (G/TBT/N/GBR/32) on 10th May.
Following a summary table with the national bans for United Kingdom:
|The Environmental Protection (Microbeads) Regulations 2018|
|Prohibition on the manufacture||from 1 January 2018||from 30 June 2018||from 30 June 2018||in September 2018|
|Prohibition on the sale||from 30 June 2018||from 30 June 2018||from 30 June 2018||in the autumn of 2018|
Poland defines the official languages for cosmetic products
On 30th April, the Polish Ministry of Enterprise and Technology (Ministerstwo Przedsiębiorczości i Technologii) notified to European Commission the “Act on Cosmetic Products” where indicates the language in which the information of the product must be available. The product information file shall be in Polish or in English and the products safety report will be drawn up in Polish.
Proposal of new limit for VOC in beauty products
On 24th April, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency notified to World Trade Organization the proposal amendment of “Volatile Organic Compound Limits in Consumer Products”.
The aim of this draft is to strengthen consumer and environmental protection by establishing new limit for quantity of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in consumer products, such as paint, cleaning products and beauty products.
Click here for getting the publication in the European Commission website.