Commissioner of the Environment Suggests Health Canada become More Involved with Cosmetic Products

A recent report made by the Julie Gelfand, Canada’s federal Commissioner of the Environment recommended Health Canada be more proactive with the testing of cosmetic products. This could be done to confirm that they are free of heavy metals or other contaminants, and to validate claims like fragrance free.

Her report suggests that Canada align with the European to require the labeling of products that contain any of the known 26 fragrance allergens individually, and potentially require companies to disclose to Health Canada all of the ingredients in their fragrances.

Health Canada has stated that they generally agree with these recommendations and will review its current plan.

We hope that this information is helpful to you.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Focal Point Research.  As leading scientists in this industry and qualified Health Canada Cosmetic Consultants, we work very closely with these types of products and regulations.  You can trust Focal Point Research to help guide your company in the right direction.