Entries by Tadej Feregotto

New SCCS opinion on methyl salicylate

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) released final opinion on Methyl Salicylate (methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate). Based on the opinion of the European Risk Assessment Committee (RAC), which proposed new classification of Methyl Salicylate as Toxic for Reproduction Category 2 and as Skin sensitizer Category 1B, the SCCS considers Methyl Salicylate safe when used in cosmetic […]

The EU Commission extends the list of CMR chemicals in cosmetics

The EU Commission (EC) has added 23 chemicals to its list of substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR). These substances will be banned in cosmetics according to the Article 15 of the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, which states that CMR substances should be prohibited in cosmetic products unless one of the conditions […]

Extended transition period to label the UKCA Mark

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has given an extra year of transition period for the application of the UKCA mark to all aerosols sold in Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland). The application of UKCA marking is now compulsory from 1 January 2023. Until then, aerosols sold in GB can carry either […]

EU marking requirements for wet wipes (updated)

Following publication of the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2151 last year, the EU Commission published Commission guidelines on single-use plastic products in accordance with Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment. The Guidelines provide clarification […]

Regulatory updates concerning titanium dioxide and salicylic acid

The EU Commission published Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/850 amending Annexes II, III, IV and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. This Regulation will apply from 1 October 2021. By Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/217 certain substances have been classified as CMR substances in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. Based on Article 15 of the […]

49th amendment to the IFRA code of practice

The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) published the 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice. The 49th IFRA includes 25 new standards and now covers 214 substances. Additionally, there were also some alterations to the existing standards. The two major updates include: Implementation of a revised quantitative risk assessment called QRA2, which is used to […]

Allergen Lilial classified as a CMR substance

The European Commission published a Delegated Regulation amending Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation). The amendment classifies allergen Butylphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA), more commonly known as Lilial, as a CMR 1B substance. The allergen is present in many fragrance ingredients found […]

New EU requirement for wet wipes

On 18 December 2020, the EU Commission published the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2151, which lays down marking specifications on single-use plastic products listed in Part D of the Annex to the EU Single Use Plastics Directive 2019/904. Among the products listed in Part D are also wet wipes. Wet wipes sold in the EU and […]

The EU Commission amends Annexes II, III and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products

UV filter restriction On 13 December 2019, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published an opinion on the use Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate. In its opinion, the SCCS concluded that the substance is safe for use in cosmetics at a maximum concentration of 3 %. The SCCS did not assess inhalation toxicity, hence the opinion […]