Nexreg releases regulatory news educating organizations on the changes in regulations, and how to keep their industrial and consumer products compliant.

On March 22nd, 2023, the European Commission published a proposal outlining criteria against misleading environmental claims found on product labels. Background In March 2022 the Commission proposed to update Union consumer laws to ensure that consumers are protected and empowered to contribute actively to the green transition. However, despite the proposal the update has been […]

On February 28, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration announced its removal of cosmetic regulation out of the Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and into the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS). The new move is in response to the December 2022 omnibus bill enacted under the U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and […]

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances also known as PFAS are a large, complex group of synthetic chemicals that have been used in consumer products around the world since the 1950s. PFAS are widespread and can be found in everyday products such as drinking water, soil, cookware, and multi-purpose packaging paper. Additionally, because of their persistence and […]

Health Canada, in collaboration with poison centres servicing most provinces and territories, is implementing Canada’s toll-free number, 1-844 POISON-X (or 1-844-764-7669), to facilitate access to poison centre services. This number is now in operation throughout Canada, although Quebec residents should continue calling the Centre antipoison du Québec at 1-800-463-5060. Having POISON in the number will […]

Keeping Safety Data Sheets (SDS) compliant in different countries can be a complex process. However, here are some general tips to help ensure your SDS remains compliant across different countries: SDS Compliance Tips Stay up-to-date with regulations: Safety regulations can vary by country and can change frequently. Stay informed on the latest regulations for each […]

You may already be aware that the Government of Canada has recently amended the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) and Hazardous Products Act (HPA), which apply to hazardous chemicals used in Canadian workplaces. The changes align Canada’s Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Seventh revised […]

On February 11th Health Canada published a proposal on the Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Concerning the Disclosure of Cosmetic Ingredients. They are now seeking public comments until April 22, 2023. Health Canada proposes to amend the Cosmetic Regulations to strengthen the labelling requirements for cosmetics, by introducing a requirement to disclose certain fragrance allergens on […]

FTC extends comment period for proposed Green Guides changes UPDATE: The U.S Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that the public comment period deadline regarding the potential updates to the Green Guides for the Use of Environmental Claims has been extended from February 21, 2023 to April 24, 2023. Interested parties are encouraged to submit […]

Just as the European market finished updating SDSs under the newly amended Annex II requirements to meet the January 1, 2023 deadline, there are more changes on the horizon for EU CLP. Back in the fall of 2022, Nexreg wrote about the new EU hazard classes being considered under the CLP GHS. This initiative is […]

In light of our current e-commerce world, Health Canada has created a document outlining best practices for online marketplaces and sellers. Such guidance is outlined for consumer and cosmetic products to ensure the Canadian regulations are followed and consumers remain safe while using such products. This document outlines tips on how to do the following: […]