New sunscreen standard in force

New sunscreen standard in forceThe new sunscreen standard, AS/NZS 2604:2021, specifies requirements and test methods for broad spectrum and water resistant sunscreen products. Includes labelling requirements.    Source: Standards Australia


Update to regulatory guidelines for sunscreens

This is relevant to primary sunscreens, which are regulated by the TGA. Most secondary sunscreens are cosmetics, and are excluded from the therapeutic goods regulations.    Source: TGA


Using an "agent" to help you with AICIS obligations

From 1st August, manufacturers or importers of industrial chemicals (includes cosmetics) can now use an agent to help submit a 'post-introduction declaration' for exempted introductions on your behalf.    Source:  AICIS

RFA Breaking News

Cosmetic, Personal Care and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

Four-part series on the science behind beauty products The Australian Broadcasting Commission has published four articles on the ingredients in skin care products. Part 1 - what is an active…

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Foods:

Calls for comment on allow the sale and use of food made from a genetically modified (GM) corn. Food made from this type of GM corn could be imported into…

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

How can you refer to the TGA when you advertise your products? The TGA has provided further clarification. You cannot use the term “TGA approved” or “TGA registered”, or use…

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Cosmetic, Personal Care and TGA Listed Sunscreens:

New video explains the basics of AICIS registration This 2-minute video explains when you do – and don't – need to register your business with AICIS, and gives a quick…

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Foods:

Applications, approvals and amendments to the Food Standards Code FSANZ has commended assessing applications for: The steviol glycoside, rebaudioside I, produced by enzymatic bioconversion of stevia leaf extract. The bioconversion…

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Complementary Medicines and Medical Devices:

New permitted ingredients for listed medicines The Permissible Ingredients Determination (ingredients that may be use in listed complementary medicines) has been revised. 61 ingredients have been either added to the…

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