Silicone polymers are used in a variety of personal care products. These polymers are produced from cyclic volatile methylsiloxanes (cVMS), such as D4 and D5. Since D4 and D5 are not fully removed during the manufacturing process, they can enter the environment via disposal of products that contain silicone polymers. In recent years, D4 and D5 have been associated with environmental concerns, despite a wealth of scientific data showing they do not pose a significant environmental risk.
In this series of meetings, senior staff will inform you via webinar, on updates that are happening around the industry and the association. Make sure you and your colleagues tune in to hear about the top issues the industry faces.
Human error is known to be the major cause of quality and production losses in many industries. Although it is unlikely that human error will ever be totally eliminated, many human performance problems can be prevented. Human errors start at the design stage. From procedures, training, and workplace environment many variables that affect human behavior CAN be manipulated reducing the likelihood of these occurrences.
Sunscreens and other products manufactured by PCPC member companies are regulated differently than cosmetics by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn about the requirements for antimicrobial effectiveness testing of this product category from world-renowned expert, Dr. Tony Cundell. His experience with pharma, foods, contract testing labs, consumer health products and other sectors will provide a valuable overview and insight regarding the “challenges” microbiologists face in the testing of these products for antimicrobial efficacy. Dr.
The Councils’ International Regulatory Data Base (IRDB) is the most comprehensive regulatory resource for identifying the regulations and ingredients for personal care products internationally. Featuring countries that have written regulations for marketing personal care products, the database can be used to verify and compare ingredient usage and regulatory status in various countries and regions. To add legal certainty to the data, the original language documents are also referenced and included in their original format and English translations are posted when available.
The 2016 Cosmetic Science EXPO offers consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, and others an effective and efficient forum to meet with decision‐makers and support the cosmetic and personal care products industry. With workshops on Microbiology, Quality Assurance, Safety, and Environmental, the 2015 Science Symposium & Cosmetic Science EXPO is great opportunity to gain visibility and make contacts with a wide variety of industry professionals.
In preparation for FDA’s drug quality metrics program, members of the Council’s Quality Assurance Committee will be hosting an informational webinar on April 14, 2016, 12:30-2:00 p.m. FDA publicly released the Request for Quality Metrics draft guidance on July 24, 2015; and a final guidance is anticipated in the near future, with implementation to commence in 2016. As a measure to improve drug quality, FDA’s metrics program is intended to facilitate risk-based inspection scheduling, mitigate drug shortages, and encourage continual improvement in