Consultation on the regulations amending certain regulations concerning the disclosure of cosmetic ingredients
From: Health Canada
Current status: Open
Opened on February 11, 2023, and will close on April 22, 2023.
You are invited to provide feedback on the Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Concerning the Disclosure of Cosmetic Ingredients published in Canada Gazette, Part I on February 11, 2023.
The Government of Canada is moving forward with plans to make health protection information readily accessible to Canadians on chemicals in consumer products, including cosmetics.
Health Canada proposes to introduce a requirement to disclose certain fragrance allergens on cosmetic labels, when present above a specified limit. This proposed amendment would address the growing consumer demand for clearer and more detailed information on chemicals in consumer products, including cosmetics.
This regulatory proposal would also amend the Cosmetic Regulations to:
- add greater flexibility for the disclosure of ingredients for cosmetics sold in small packages;
- improve oversight of cosmetics by:
- clarifying terminology and improving the level of detail in the information submitted in a cosmetic notification;
- enhancing compliance and enforcement tools to address non-compliance with the cosmetic notification requirements; and
- make changes of an administrative nature.
To find out more about this consultation, please click the following link:
How to participate
Comment through Canada Gazette, Part I
Provide your feedback on the proposed Regulations through the online feature on Canada Gazette. To provide your feedback on the proposed Regulations use the commenting text boxes provided on the webpage. There is an additional text box for Confidential Business Information which will be transmitted to the regulator, but not published.
Once you are satisfied with your feedback, you can submit it directly to the Government of Canada through the Canada Gazette webpage. Before submitting you will have to accept the system's Terms and Conditions and Privacy Notice.
All comments will be reviewed by Health Canada and considered as part of the regulatory development process. Health Canada will also verify that the content complies with Government of Canada rules on content, privacy, hate speech, foul language, etc.
Once the comment period has closed, approved comments will be posted in the Closed consultations with published comments section on the Canada Gazette website, usually within 30 days.
Information about how to submit comments can be found at the following link: https://gazette.gc.ca/consult/consult-eng.html
This consultation will be open for comment for 70 days, from February 11, 2023 to April 22, 2023.
Who is the focus of this consultation
- General Canadian public
- Health professionals
- Consumer and patient safety organizations
- Industry and regulatory associations
- Industry stakeholders and professional associations
- Consumer and non-governmental advocacy groups
- Indigenous peoples
- Food and Drugs Act
- Cosmetic Regulations
- Cosmetic Safety
- Labelling of Cosmetics
- Consumer products and cosmetics
Consumer Product Safety Program - Cosmetics Unit
Consumer and Hazardous Products Safety Directorate
Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch
Department of Health
269 Laurier Avenue West, Mail Stop: 4908B
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9
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