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Russia has scrapped its Sanitary Government Registration (SGR) as part of an overhaul of the regulations surrounding cosmetic imports; the registration used to confirm that imported products conformed to the sanitary requirements of the Single Customs Union (Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan). A Declaration of Conformity to Technical Regulations (DOC TR) – which places responsibility for [...]
The CPNP is the online notification system created for the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products. This Regulation requires that the responsible persons and, under certain circumstances, the distributors of cosmetic products submit through the CPNP some information about the products they place or [...]
The European Cosmetics Association, formerly named “Colipa”, will now be called “Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association”. The association has been representing European cosmetic companies and national associations for fifty years . . .
In the last few years several new European Regulations and Directives have been adopted or announced in relation to flavours and fragrances. As essential oils and extracts are very important ingredients for flavouring and fragrance applications, these new regulations will have a major impact on trade and use in commerce of these essential oils and [...]
The tragic, but inspiring, story of one woman’s quest for justice in her local community has resulted in a significant victory for health freedom. Sofia Gatica, an ordinary, working-class mother from Argentina, successfully mobilized more than a dozen of her neighbors to fight the indiscriminate spraying of Monsanto’s Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide and other chemicals near [...]
Cruelty Free International, the new organization established by the BUAV, is delighted to announce the support of singer-songwriter Joss Stone for its mission to end product testing on animals worldwide. Joss Stone states: “I’m proud to support Cruelty Free International. At last someone has stepped up to the plate to take on the task of [...]
Sales of ethical goods and services – ranging from groceries and household items to financial products and funerals – have remained resilient despite the economic downturn, according to a new report from the Co-operative Group. Overall, they increased by almost 9% in 2010, up from £43bn (EUR 52bn) to £46.8bn (EUR 56bn). Since 1999, sales [...]
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