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Taiwan Prohibits the Use of Safrole and 14 Other Substances in Cosmetics

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The Food and Drug Administration in Taiwan (TFDA) published notice No. 1061608566 on December 8, 2017, banning the importation, manufacture, sale and distribution of cosmetics containing Safrole and 14 other substances.

This ban will enter into force on July 1, 2018.

 

Source of Information:
Notice No. 1061608566 published by Food and Drug Administration in Taiwan (TFDA) [1]

SubstanceCAS No.Prohibtion
Safrole / Shikimol94-59-7Not allowed in cosmetic products. For products containing raw material which comes from lauraceae, the content of Safrole / Shikimol shall not exceed 100ppm in final product.
Verbena essential oils
(Lippia citriodora Kunth.)
8024-12-2Not allowed in cosmetic products, except Verbena absolute (Lippia citriodora Kunth).
Costus root oil
(Saussurea lappa Clarke)
8023-88-9Not allowed in cosmetic products.
Fig leaf absolute
(Ficus carica L.)
68916-52-9Not allowed in cosmetic products.
Alocasia cucullata (Lour.) SchottThe use of plants with the listed scientific names in cosmetic products is not allowed.
Amorphophallus rivieri Durieu (Amorphophallus konjac)The use of plants with the listed scientific names in cosmetic products, is not allowed, with the exception of Amorphophallus rivieri Durieu (Amorphophallus konjac) which has undergone a refinery process and detoxification for food use.
Alocasia macrorrhiza (L.)Schott (Alocasia odora (Roxb.)K. Koch)The use of plants with the listed scientific names in cosmetic products is not allowed.
Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don
Cerbera manghas L.
Ranunculus L., (Ranunculaceae)84929-74-8
Crotalaria sessiliflora L.
Dioscorea hispida Dennst.
Gelsemium elegans Benth.
Stellera chamaejasme L.
Anemone hupehensis Lemoine

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