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Cosmetic labelling requirements in the United States

One of the key factors in bringing a new cosmetic product to the market is ensuring that your labelling is compliant. In the United States, cosmetic labelling is regulated by the FDA under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C) and under the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA). Some of the reasons that a product can be considered misbranded include: • its labelling is false or misleading • its label fails to provide required information • its required label information is not properly displayed Read more...

Understanding Canada's cosmetic regulations

Health Canada regulates cosmetics under the Cosmetic Regulations of the Federal Drug Act. Cosmetic products in Canada do not require approval prior to marketing, however they must be notified once they enter the market. Some products on the Cosmetic-Drug Interface may actually be Non-Prescription Drugs or Natural Health Products. EcoMundo can help you classify your products. Read more...

Cosmetic registration in the United States - the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP)

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates cosmetic products under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. While the law does not require that cosmetic products or ingredients (with the exception of colour additives) have FDA approval prior to entering the market, the FDA highly recommends registration through the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP). Some products on the cosmetic/drug industry may actually be Over-the-Counter drugs. EcoMundo can help you classify your product as a drug or cosmetic. Read more...

Is my product an Over-the-Counter drug, a cosmetic, or both?

There can be a fine line between when a product is considered a Cosmetic, an Over-the-Counter drug, or both. It is important to make a clear distinction, as regulations differ between each category. As a result, it is easy for a firm to violate regulations by marketing a drug product as a cosmetic. Whether a product is considered an OTC drug or a Cosmetic is determined by its intended use. EcoMundo enlightens you on this matter! Read more...

Same biocidal product Marketing Authorisation

According to the European regulation N°528/2012, industrials who wish to submit a request for the Marketing Authorisation (MA) of a product have to submit a dossier in the country in which they want to market their product, using the European platform R4BP (Register for Biocidal Products). There are several types of MAs. Today, we look into the same product MA. Read more...

Biocidal products: simplified marketing authorisation

Biocidal products are strictly regulated at European and national scales. Therefore, the regulation's goal is to make sure that each and every biocidal product put on the market be truly efficient and that the risks related to its use be acceptable. For a biocidal product to be commercialised, it has to be granted a Marketing Authorisation (MA), beforehand. The latter can be of 5 different types. Today, we provide detailed information on the simplified MA. Read more...

Biocidal products: national Marketing Authorisation and mutual recognition

Biocidal active substances and biocidal products are addressed in a European regulation (No 528/2012) that aims at harmonising the marketing authorisation and use of these products in Europe. The Marketing Authorisation (MA) is a compulsory prerequisite to put any biocidal products in the market. These authorisations are granted to the person in charge of the commercialisation of a biocidal product, after its evaluation. There are 5 different types of MAs. Here, we provide further details on National Authorisation and Mutual Recognition associated. Read more...

The different types of biocidal MAs

The regulation n°528/2012 on biocidal products aims at improving the functioning of the market of biocidal products within the European Union, while guaranteeing a high level of protection of the human health and the environment. Thus, all biocidal products destined to be put on the market require an authorisation and the active substances they contain have to be approved beforehand. There are 3 big families of authorisations (transitory, provisional and long-term). EcoMundo details the different types of “long-term” marketing authorisations. Read more...