National Regulations Governing Labels:
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”).
GHS Implementation Status:
The GHS does not apply to any of the legislative Acts that govern cosmetic labels in Canada.
Multi-Jurisdiction Label Options:
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.