“Free From Claims” New Recommendations… Coming into Force June/July

Time: 12:00 - 12:30

Date: 2 July 2019

Theatre: Brooks Building


Despite the strict legislative framework governing cosmetic products in the UK and EU that ensures consumer safety, the trend in ‘free from’ claims, usually linked with particular ingredients, has grown over recent years.
This has been raised as an issue by several Member States, and the European Commission identified ‘free from’ claims as one area of concern in its comprehensive report on cosmetic claims in 2016.  From this the Commission’s Technical Document on cosmetic claims has been updated to address ‘free from’ claims to give the industry best practice on the use of these claims.
The presentation will highlight the key aspects of the Technical Document and also introduce the CTPA Help Note on ‘Free from’ claims to help companies understand the Technical Document. The Help Note reviews how the Common Criteria for cosmetic claims apply to ‘free from’ claims.  An update will also be provided on how the Technical Document is expected to be implemented in different EU Member States.


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