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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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The Newest Food Safety Regulation Begins

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. It aims to ensure the U.S. foodsupply is safe by shifting the focus of federal regulators from responding to contamination to preventing it. This fall brings the first major compliance deadlines for rules promulgated under the Food…

Manufacturing Summit 2016

  The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) and the Board of Investments (BOI) in partnership with United States Assistance for Development (USAID) and the Japan for International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are bringing together partners and stakeholders in reviving the Philippine manufacturing industry through the Philippine Manufacturing Summit 2016 on…

New ISO standard to validate Innovative Food Microbiological Methods

  International Standards Organization means…. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. ISO started February 23, 1947, and since then have published more than 21000 International Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business. Today we have members from 163 countries and…

Updates on the Water Quality Guidelines and Water Effluent Standards (“DAO-08”)

12 years after the passage of RA 9275 or the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004, new water quality guidelines and effluent standards are finally released by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The old guidelines contained in DENR DAO-34 and 35 series of 1990 are now superseded.…

ASEAN – A Community of Opportunity

ASEAN Community One Vision. One Identity. One Community. The ASEAN Community 2015 is a community of opportunities under three community pillars: Political Security Community, Economic Community, and Socio-Cultural Community. Its launch in 2015 is a historic milestone and a culmination of ASEAN’s resilience and dynamism throughout a journey of nearly…

Philippine Food Safety Conference 2015

Be part of the community and partnership of Food Safety Advocates and Stakeholders for a better and healthier people! The Philippine Food Safety Conference 2015 is a nationwide convergence on Food Safety. It is a gathering of Food Safety Advocates and Stakeholders for learning, knowledge sharing and networking. The Conference…

MICRO – 101 of Food Safety

We are inviting all interested SME's for an upcoming training by EQUATE (Excellence Through Quality And Technical Expertise, Inc.) in cooperation with Philippine Chamber Of Commerce And Industry - Parañaque(PCCI) entitled: MICRO – 101 of Food Safety: Key Points of Control and Management of Microbial Food Safety for SME’s Happening this November 24,…

Quality Updates – ISO 9001:2015

ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, the world's leading quality management standard, has recently been revised.. Why was ISO 9001 revised? All ISO standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is required to keep it current and relevant for the marketplace. TISO 9001:2015 is designed to respond…
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