Takehome: Two reports concerning safety assessment and standard analysis test method will be newly implemented by Japan based on progress made during the ICCR-12.
During the 12th International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation Meeting (ICCR) held from July 10th to July 12th in Japan, two technical reports whose English version will be issued in August this year on the ICCR official website have been adopted. The basic information are as follows:
Integrated Strategies for Safety Assessment of Cosmetic Ingredients: Part II
1. The new methods (alternative methods) forgoing animal testing for the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients have been adopted.
2. The usage scenarios, advantages and precautions of the specific test methods such as computer analysis and in-vitro testing have been listed.
Review of International Standards on Analytical Methods defined by ISO
Standard analysis test method
ICCR has evaluated and approved the reasonability of the 3 relevant ISO standards relating to analytical test methods for cosmetic impurities as ICCR principles.
What is ICCR?
ICCR is an international organization founded by government departments from the US, the EU, Canada, Japan and Brazil aiming to protect the interests of global cosmetic consumers, provide an international "guidance" or "standard" for regulatory authorities worldwide, minimize international trade barriers, and promote cosmetic regulatory convergence in member states. The topics addressed to date include allergens, alternatives test, cosmetics safety assessments, nanotechnology/nanomaterials and unwanted trace elements. Stakeholders interested in learning more can refer to the official website of ICCR.
The next ICCR is scheduled to be held in Canada in 2019 when issues including safety assessment case study, cosmetic-related ISO standards, preservatives, allergen, communication with consumers, and the skin microbiome will be discussed. ChemLinked will follow progress and keep you updated.
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