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Consumer Health-USA/Europe/Asia/ROW Regulatory News-Nov. 2023






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As the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MDFS) revealed on November 30, 2023, modifications related to seven prohibited ingredients and three restricted ingredients are included in the Regulation on Safety Standards, etc. for Cosmetics. Besides, the prohibited ingredients and restricted ingredients are added with the relevant CAS No. and chemical name. The regulation is effective on November 30, 2023, except for the changes related to the hair dye ingredients, which will be implemented six months later.


State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) unveiled the updated Administrative Measures for Registration of Foods for Special Medical Purpose, replacing the 2016 version. Major revisions include priority review and approval procedures, situations not approved for registration, labels, penalties, and measures to optimize the registration procedure. The new version will come into force on January 1, 2024.




The Philippines FDA issued a draft regarding the adoption of the Philippine National Standards (PNS) and its Recommended Code of Practices (RCP) for processed food products as technical regulation. All concerned stakeholders may submit comments to [email protected] prior to December 5.




On November 10, 2023, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) of Australia issued a notification of changes to the regulation of sports supplements, with effect from November 30, 2023. From November 30, 2023, products for the improvement or maintenance of physical or mental performance in sport, exercise, or recreation activity, and are supplied in the form of tablet, capsule or pill, will be required to be registered as therapeutic goods (medicine) under the supervision of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). Products containing only glucose are exempted from such registration.