There are three legislative Acts that govern cosmetic labelling in Canada:
- The Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Regulations
- The Food and Drugs Act and the Cosmetic Regulations
- The Hazardous Products Act and the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations
Every manufacturer and importer is required to submit a completed Cosmetic Notification Form. Must also check ingredients against the Domestic and Non-Domestic Substance List (DSL, NDSL), and Health Canada’s LIST OF PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED COSMETIC INGREDIENTS (THE September’, 2009 COSMETIC INGREDIENT “HOTLIST”).
The GHS does not apply to any of the legislative Acts that govern cosmetic labels in Canada.
All specific hazard text provided in English and French. Hazard text can be provided in additional languages upon request. Marketing text translation can be provided upon request.