Cosmetic products (ICS Code 71.100.70)
Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Concerning the Disclosure of Cosmetic Ingredients made under the Food and Drugs Act and the Cannabis Act, 11 February 2023 (65 pages, available in English and French)
This proposal would amend the Cosmetic Regulations to increase transparency in labelling of certain fragrance allergens present in cosmetics by:
• requiring the disclosure of certain fragrance allergens on cosmetic labels within the list of ingredients. It is proposed to incorporate by reference, on an ambulatory basis, the fragrance allergens identified in the Annex III of the of the European Commission's Cosmetics Regulation, including the transition period set out in that Annex for future updates to substances identified for disclosure. This would align Canadian requirements with those of the European Commission with respect to fragrance allergen disclosure.
• adding greater flexibility for the disclosure of ingredients on the labels of cosmetics sold in small packages;
• improving regulatory oversight of cosmetics by clarifying terminology, strengthening the cosmetic notification requirements, and enhancing compliance and enforcement tools; and
• making changes of an administrative nature to correct the publisher for a referenced document, to revise entries in the Schedule to the regulations, and to revise definitions to reflect current drafting conventions.