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LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR COSMETICS. Cosmetics Seminar 2001. OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION. Definition of Labeling Labeling Requirements - Salient Features Small /Odd Size Packs Relabeling Scope Company’s Responsibilities : Premise Personnel Process. Cosmetics Seminar 2001.

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outline of presentation
OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION
  • Definition of Labeling
  • Labeling Requirements - Salient Features
  • Small /Odd Size Packs
  • Relabeling
    • Scope
    • Company’s Responsibilities :
      • Premise
      • Personnel
      • Process

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other relevant laws
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
  • Price Control Act
  • Trade Description Act
  • Weight and Measures Act
    • Metrication Guidelines

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labeling objective
LABELING - OBJECTIVE
  • To provide information for the consumers to make an informed choice

AND

  • To assist the regulators in carrying out surveillance activities

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labeling means
LABELING MEANS...

...information

written;printed; or graphic matter on the immediate or outer packaging and any form of leaflet.

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labeling requirements
LABELING REQUIREMENTS
  • Product name and its function*
    • Name of Cosmetic Product

The name given to a cosmetic product, which may be an invented name, together with a trade mark or the name of the manufacturer.

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LABELING REQUIREMENTS
  • Use instruction*

* unless it is clear from the presentation of the product.

  • Country of manufacture

Example:

    • Made in China
    • Manufactured in USA
    • Country of origin: Thailand

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labeling requirements2
LABELING REQUIREMENTS
  • The name and address of the company or person responsible for placing the product on the local market.
  • The contents given by weight or volume - metric or both metric and imperial unit

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labeling requirements3
LABELING REQUIREMENTS
  • Manufacturing date OR expiry date

Example:

Month/year

Year/month

  • Registration number
  • Batch number

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labeling requirements4
LABELING REQUIREMENTS
  • Special precautions to be observed in use.

- mandatory*

- manufacturer’s recommendation

Note:

    • Mandatory - Listed in the column “Conditions of use and warnings which must be printed on the label” in Annex III Part 1.

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LABELING REQUIREMENTS

ADDITIONAL STATEMENT(S)

  • Mandatory
    • Declaration of ingredients from bovine and/or porcine origin.

Example :

This product contains ingredient

of pork origin / beef origin.

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labeling requirements6
LABELING REQUIREMENTS
  • Full ingredients listing
    • Standard reference for nomenclature
    • Botanicals and plant extracts
      • genus and species

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LABELING REQUIREMENTS

A Quick Guide on \'HOW TO List the Ingredients\'

  • List all ingredients in descending order of concentration.
  • Ingredients with a concentration below 1% can be listed at random, after other ingredients.
  • Colorants may be listed in any order, after all the other ingredients.

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ingredient labeling
INGREDIENT LABELING

EXAMPLE

Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Mica, Polybutene, Triisostearin, Quarternium-18 Hectorite, Polymethylmethacrylate, Persea Gratissima, Cera Alba, Propylene, Carbonate, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Lecithin, BHT, Parfum,

[+/- CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77891]

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not regarded as ingredients
NOT REGARDED AS INGREDIENTS…
  • impurities in the raw materials used.
  • subsidiary technical materials used in the preparation but not present in the final product.
  • materials used in strictly necessary quantity as solvents, or as carriers for perfume and aromatic compositions.

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LIST OF STANDARD REFERENCE FOR COSMETIC INGREDIENT NOMENCLATURE

  • International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary
  • British Pharmacopoeia
  • United States Pharmacopoeia
  • Chemical Abstract Services
  • Japanese Standard Cosmetic Ingredient
  • Japanese Cosmetic Ingredient Codex

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small odd size packaging
SMALL / ODD SIZE PACKAGING

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small odd size packaging1
SMALL / ODD SIZE PACKAGING
  • Minimum requirements on immediate packaging
    • name of cosmetic product
    • batch number
  • Other information
    • Display on leaflets, pamphlets,

hang tags, display panel,

shrink wraps, etc.

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definitions
DEFINITIONS
  • Immediate Packaging
    • The container or other form of packaging immediately in contact with the cosmetic product.
  • Outer Packaging
    • The packaging into which is placed the immediate packaging.

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language where how
LANGUAGE, WHERE, HOW?
  • All required particulars shall appear in English and/or National Language.

Price Control Act requirements

  • Easily legible, clearly comprehensible and indelible
  • On outer packaging, or where there is no outer packaging, on the immediate packaging.

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Mfg / Expiry

Date

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SCOPE

RELABELING : GUIDELINES

  • RELABELING - Involves
    • removal,
    • alteration,
    • replacement or
    • overstickering

of original label without opening of the immediate packaging or tampering with the contents.

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company s responsibilities
COMPANY’S RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Premise/ Re-labeling Area
    • Must be of reasonable size.
    • Must be clean and free from any pests.
  • Personnel
    • Trained and able to conduct re-labeling exercise as directed.
    • Good personal hygiene

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company s responsibilities1
COMPANY’S RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Process
    • Appropriate re-labeling procedures.
    • Appropriate segregation and line clearance system.
    • Systematic documentation*.
    • Use appropriate equipment and necessary items for re-labeling exercise.

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LABELING REQUIREMENTS SUMMARY

  • Product name and its function
  • Use instructions
  • Country of Manufacture
  • The name and address of the company or person responsible for putting the product on the market
  • The content (weight or volume)
  • Manufacturing date or expiry date
  • Registration number
  • Batch Number
  • Full ingredient listing
  • Any additional statements

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