The Ripple Effect of Regulations: Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 Amendments

On August 15, 2023, amendments to the European Union’s Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 will take effect. Among these amendments is an update to fragrance allergens listed in Annex III, which adds 56 new substances. Although these amendments are specific to an EU regulation, products sold into the state of California may be impacted. California’s [...]


EPA Releases Draft Guidance to Expand Availability of Virus Claims to Additional Antimicrobial Products 

On July 17, 2023, EPA released for public comment its Draft Guidance for the Evaluation of Products for Claims Against Viruses. This draft guidance outlines the pathway and testing requirements for food and non-food contact sanitizer products to make claims against viruses. Historically, a sanitizer has not been eligible for virucidal claims unless it was [...]


EPA Extends Emerging Viral Pathogens Policy for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2) Indefinitely

UPDATE: On July 27, 2023, EPA updated the Emerging Viral Pathogens Policy web page with the indefinite extension of the EVP policy for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2). In July 2020, EPA triggered its Emerging Viral Pathogens Policy (EVP) to allow off-label claims against Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2) to address the U.S. outbreak of [...]