Taiwan Bans Barium Salt and Further Restricts Cadmium in Cosmetic Products

Taiwan has banned some forms of barium salt and reduced the technically unavoidable limit for cadmium in cosmetic products.
( | Press Release | 2018-07-05 11:56:26 )
Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has announced it is banning the manufacture, importation, sale and distribution of cosmetic products containing some forms of barium salt. Taiwan has also announced a tightening of its restrictions on cadmium in cosmetics.

The prohibition on barium salts comes into effect on September 1, 2018 and will cover all forms of barium salt except barium sulfate, barium sulfide, infusible salts for colorants, lakes and pigments. The announcement was published as official notice no. 1071601490.

The lowering of the technically unavoidable limit for cadmium came into effect on March 28, 2018. The change alters the technically unavoidable level from 20ppm to 5ppm. The announcement was published as official notice no. 1071601133.

Both amendments are incorporated into the March 2018 list of prohibited substances in cosmetic products.

Stakeholders should now ensure their products are compliant with the latest rules for cosmetic products in Taiwan.

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For further information contact:

Queenie TSE
Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household (CPCH)
Senior Technical Service Executive
Tel: +852 2765 3672 (ext 1672)

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