In Brief: Nanoparticles Screening; ICCR Prep; Nu Skin China; Unilever Q1
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
A study published in ACS Nano demonstrates that uncoated zinc oxide and silver nanoparticles damage DNA; investigators say their screening platform based on CometChip technology can help in the development of safer-by-design approaches. More news in brief.
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Nu Skin’s direct-selling model in China, the legality of which some investors have questioned, was not cited in fines levied on the company totaling $540,000. Firm says it “is not aware of any other material enforcement investigations currently pending” in the country, which accounted for nearly half of Nu Skin’s fiscal 2013 fourth-quarter sales.
Regulators from the US, Canada, Japan and the EU met in Tokyo July 8-10 for the seventh annual meeting of the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation. The group agreed to recommend a 10-ppm limit on lead in cosmetic products.
With inspectors no longer out in the field, they have more time to wrap up work on previously completed facility evaluations, attorney Howard Sklamberg says; inspections freeze could delay manufacturers’ abilities to bring facilities into compliance following adverse inspection findings, as well as agency reclassifications of facility status.