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Yes To cosmetics containing microbeads recalled by Health Canada

Aug-18-2023 Cosmetic Products Personal care

On August 3, 2023, Health Canada issued a consumer product recall notice for four cosmetic goods manufactured by the US-based company Yes To due to the presence of plastic microbeads. Microbeads are l...

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Health Canada proposes updates to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist

Jul-27-2023 Chemical inventory Cosmetic Products

On 13 July 2023, Health Canada opened a consultation on proposed updates to the Cosmetic Ingredients Hotlist concerning prohibited and restricted ingredients. The consultation is open for new inputs u...

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Mandatory data call-in for more than 850 substances issued by Canadian government.

Jun-25-2023 Chemical industry Chemical inventory

On June 24, 2023, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) published a mandatory data call-in for over 850 substances utilized in various products such as cosmetics, paints, and building materials...

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Animal testing in cosmetics products banned in Canada

Jun-27-2023 Animal testing Cosmetic Products

On the 27 June 2023, the Government of Canada has announced that it will prohibit the testing of cosmetic products on animals before the end of year 2023.  Bill C-47, Budget Implementation Act, 20...

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Canada to Amend the Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations

Jun-19-2023 Ecotoxicology Chemical Framework

On June 17, 2023, the Canadian government put forward proposals to amend the regulations governing formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products. The aim of these proposed amendments is to provi...

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Canada proposes a new regulation to lower use flame retardants in tents

Jun-21-2023 Hazard assessment Labelling

On June 17, 2023, Health Canada published its proposed Tents Regulations in the Canada Gazette which includes amendments to the Toys Regulations and the Textile Flammability Regulations. The governmen...

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Canada adopts Bill S-5

Jun-15-2023 Chemical industry Chemical notification/ registration

Legislation (S-5) to modernize the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) received consent from the Senate and royal assent on 13 June. The provisions of Bill S-5 will come into effect immediate...

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