The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is an international system created by the United Nations in order to standardized classification and labeling of chemical substances and mixtures. GHS by the United Nations includes several regulations such as, product testing, universal warning pictograms and safety data sheet for hazardous chemical. GHS is followed by many countries all over the world such as Canada, the U.S.A., the EU, etc. Most of them use it as a reference but integrated with their own local regulations.Read More
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In the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act regulate cosmetic products. FDA gives the standards but most of the states have their own regulations such as California.
In addition to cosmetic, FDA regulates all products containing more than one ingredient: foods, drugs, electronic products, medical devices, tobacco and cosmetics.
Each 50 states of the U.S. are under national and federal regulations. It is not uncommon that states have different regulations from others. This is exactly what happens in the state of California, especially, when it comes to cosmetic products. In addition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, California as its own rules that all businesses selling in this state must follow.
Cosmetic manufacturers and brands are subject to regulations requirements that are more and more strengthened all over the world. Cosmetic businesses more than ever, must optimize their innovation process to face:
- A fast-growing competitor landscape
- Shortened product lifecycle due to seasonal constraints
- Increasing product development costs
- Higher consumer expectations
- Fast-evolving technologies
One of the most important component of new product development concerns the product compliance in the country where it is going to be sold. Indeed, each country has its own regulations especially when it comes to product formulation and consumers safety.Read More
When it comes to packaging, brands have an ocean of choices: color, texture, shape, material, size, etc. And we all know how packaging is a key part of the customer experience and how it is determinant for them in the making a purchase decision process.Read More
The PIF includes all the elements considered to be of primary importance to the consumer and which may have an impact on his / her health: namely the identity of the product, the precaution of use, the list of ingredients … and also the possible negative effects.
What are the 5 biggest global trends in the food and drink industry for 2018? Based on an exclusive consumers’ research and experts’ analysis, Mintel has recently launched its 2018 trends study around the food and drink industry.
Review the full report here.Read More
Packaging has become, throughout the years, a significant component for manufacturers when it comes to new product development or renewal. It has evolved in several ways; manufacturers uses it as a way to create consumers’ demand and make a product more appealing. Consumers sees it as a way to get more information or quickly define product quality.
Packaging global market keep increasing as specialists expect a growth of 32% until 2021. With an expansion market, consumer changes and new regulations, here are some trends to keep an eye on in 2018.