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  1. LABELING REQUIREMENTS FOR COSMETICS Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  2. 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

  3. OTHER RELEVANT LAWS • Price Control Act • Trade Description Act • Weight and Measures Act • Metrication Guidelines Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  4. LABELING - OBJECTIVE • To provide information for the consumers to make an informed choice AND • To assist the regulators in carrying out surveillance activities Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  5. LABELING MEANS... ...information written;printed; or graphic matter on the immediate or outer packaging and any form of leaflet. Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  6. 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. Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  7. 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 Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  8. 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 Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  9. LABELING REQUIREMENTS • Manufacturing date OR expiry date Example: Month/year Year/month • Registration number • Batch number Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  10. 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. Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  11. 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. Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  12. LABELING REQUIREMENTS • Full ingredients listing • Standard reference for nomenclature • Botanicals and plant extracts • genus and species Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  13. 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. Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  14. 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] Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  15. 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. Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  16. 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 Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  17. SMALL / ODD SIZE PACKAGING Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  18. 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. Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  19. 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. Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  20. 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. Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  21. Mfg / Expiry Date Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  22. SCOPE RELABELING : GUIDELINES • RELABELING - Involves • removal, • alteration, • replacement or • overstickering of original label without opening of the immediate packaging or tampering with the contents. Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  23. 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 Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  24. 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. Cosmetics Seminar 2001

  25. 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 Cosmetics Seminar 2001