01-23-2017 08:54 AM CET - Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance
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EC Introduces Greater Restrictions on Methylisothiazolinone in Cosmetic Products

Press release from: SGS
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The European Commission (EC) has updated the regulations regarding the use of Methylisothiazolinone (MI) in cosmetic products. With immediate effect, the use of MI is forbidden in leave-on products and is restricted to a maximum concentration of 0.01% in rinse-off products.

On July 22, 2016, the EC published Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1198, amending Annex V of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009. This change in regulation follows a study by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) in 2013, which concluded that 100 ppm of MI in leave-on cosmetic products (including wet wipes) was unsafe for consumers.

The regulation entered into force on August 11, 2016 and from February 12, 2017 only cosmetic products that comply with the updated regulation may be placed and made available on the Union market.

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SGS’s state of the art laboratories offer custom-made solutions for chemical, biophysical, microbiological, stability and biological aspects. Our testing is conducted according to customer specific or recognized standard methods, some of which were developed by SGS. Our cosmetic experts can support customers by making sure new products comply with regulatory requirements, helping companies gain and maintain a foothold in the EU. Learn more about SGS’s EU Cosmetics Regulation Services (www.sgs.com/en/consumer-goods-retail/cosmetics-personal-c...)

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For further information contact:

Queenie Tse
Technical Service Executive, Cosmetics, Personal Care & Household
Tel: (+852) 2765 3672
Email: cts.media@sgs.com
Website: www.sgs.com/cpch

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