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Carbon Black Approved As Color Additive With Batch Certification

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA is amending the color additive regs in the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act to permit the use of carbon black as a color additive in cosmetics, including eyeliner, brush-on-brow, eyeshadow, mascara, lipstick, blushers and rouge, makeup and foundation and nail enamel

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European ingredient info: European Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association, working with the European Commission and member states, has developed a Web-based central database to provide the public with access to cosmetic company contact information. European-Cosmetics.info site will provide the public with contact details to be used when requesting information marketers are required to provide under new provision in the Seventh Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive, effective Sept. 11. Rule permits public to ask cosmetic companies for information regarding ingredient listings, information on certain ingredients, and existing data on effects on human health resulting from use of the product. Voluntary cosmetics directory will be available in any official EU language; companies will be expected to respond to the public within three weeks if the contact details are used, Colipa adds...

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European ingredient info: European Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association, working with the European Commission and member states, has developed a Web-based central database to provide the public with access to cosmetic company contact information. European-Cosmetics.info site will provide the public with contact details to be used when requesting information marketers are required to provide under new provision in the Seventh Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive, effective Sept. 11. Rule permits public to ask cosmetic companies for information regarding ingredient listings, information on certain ingredients, and existing data on effects on human health resulting from use of the product. Voluntary cosmetics directory will be available in any official EU language; companies will be expected to respond to the public within three weeks if the contact details are used, Colipa adds...

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