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Republic Act No. 10657 (Chemistry Profession Act) Certificate of Authority to Operate Chemical Laboratories

Republic Act No. 10657 (Chemistry Profession Act) Certificate of Authority to Operate Chemical Laboratories Posted on February 15, 2017 This is to inform all concerned of the passage into law of Republic Act No 10657 otherwise known as the Chemistry Profession Act. This new chemistry law came into full force and effect on 12 April 2015 or fifteen (15) days following its complete publication in the Official Gazette last 27 March 2015. In this light please be advised of its salient provisions regarding the operation of laboratories performing chemical analyses in the Philippines: Only firms, corporations, government agencies, academic institutions duly authorized by the Board, that hold a valid certificate may operate a chemical laboratory or engage in the practice of chemistry or chemical analysis in the Philippines: ( SEC. 35. Certificate of Authority to Operate for Firms, Corporations and Government Agencies. ) For the requirements to secure this certificate of authority to operate please see the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 10657 Rule Xl section 46…

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FDA Advisory No. 2016-032 || Selected Parabens Declared as Banned Ingredients that may be Contained in Cosmetic Products

Cosmetic Advisories Email Print FDA Advisory No. 2016-032 || Selected Parabens Declared as Banned Ingredients that may be Contained in Cosmetic Products FDA Advisory No. 2016-032 Selected Parabens Declared as Banned Ingredients that may be Contained in Cosmetic Products On 25-28 November 2014, it has been adopted during the 21st ASEAN Cosmetic Committee (ACC) Meeting and its Related Events in Manila, Philippines that the following ingredients are no longer allowed to be used in the formulation of cosmetic products: International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) Other Name Isopropylparaben Isopropyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, Sodium salt or Salts of Isopropylparaben Isobutylparaben Isobutyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, Sodium salt or Salts of Isobutylparaben Benzylparaben Benzyl 4-hydroxybenzoate Phenylparaben Phenyl 4-hydroxybenzoate Pentylparaben Pentyl 4-hydroxybenzoate The abovementioned ingredients are commonly used as preservatives in cosmetic products to inhibit or prevent microbial and fungal growth. In line with the ACC decision, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Center for Cosmetics Regulation and Research (CCRR) issued FDA Circulars 2015-008 and 2015-014 on 14 April 2015 and 14 December…

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