August 25, 2019

Preserving Cosmetics on a Global Scale: It is Harder than You Think

Cosmetic formulations often include preservatives to protect the product itself and extend its shelf life.  The regulatory framework addressing what product manufacturers must adhere to in incorporating preservatives in their products and what claims are permissible on their product labels is far from harmonized globally, and the path is not getting easier.  This webinar will provide an overview of cosmetic ingredient regulations in the U.S., the European Union (EU), Canada, and China, focusing on how preservatives are regulated in cosmetic formulations.  A special focus will be on cosmetic claims specific to preservatives and how certain claims impact products’ regulatory jurisdictions.  The webinar will also address how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates preservatives directly added to food, those used in “active” packaging applications, and preservatives used in food contact materials. 

Topics Covered:

  • Cosmetic preservative legislation in the U.S., EU, Canada, and China

  • Cosmetic claims -- do’s and don’ts

  • The jurisdictional divide in the U.S. between FDA and FIFRA

  • Food contact preservatives; “active” packaging vs. indirect food additives

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