By Dawn M. Turner :-

Metal packaging of food or cosmetics in the USA - what is generally recognized as safe?

Metal packaging of food or cosmetics in the USA - what is generally recognized as safe?

The United States Congress passed a set of laws known as the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C) in 1938. FD&C gave the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to oversee the safety of food, drugs and cosmetic products. The impetus behind passing the FD&C Act was to prevent tragedies, such as the instance of more than 100 patients dying as a result of using diethylene glycol to dissolve a sulfanilamide medication to be used in a liquid form from reoccurring.

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EC Regulation 1223/2009 on cosmetics

EC Regulation 1223/2009 on cosmetics


The objective of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 is to establish standards for cosmetic products that are available on the market. Compliance to these standards help ensure the functioning of the internal market, but more importantly, a high-level of protection for the health and safety of citizens of the European Union.

Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 supersedes previous Directives that applied to cosmetic manufacturers. All member states are required to abide by the guidelines set by the Regulation as of its effective date.

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Is the Standard ISO 22715 on Cosmetic Packaging legally binding?

Is the Standard ISO 22715 on Cosmetic Packaging legally binding?

There is a need to maintain a certain level of standards in regards to the manufacturing and packaging of many products that are used in the home or for business. The ISO 22715 standardizes the packaging of cosmetics on a world-wide scale.

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