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Open consultation: Help us get food allergen labelling on cosmetic products

August 13, 2021

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Health Canada currently has an open consultation on potential amendments to cosmetic regulations, specifically around improving the ingredient labelling for “parfum” so it includes certain fragrance allergens. While we support this improvement, Health Canada needs to consider more than just fragrance when it comes to disclosing allergens in cosmetics, i.e., moisturizers, cleansers, make-up products, hair products (shampoo and styling) and nail products.

We need food allergens to be a part of the conversation and we need your help to make it happen.

Email the following to Health Canada at hc.cosmetics.sc@canada.ca before August 30, 2021:

“As one of over 3 million Canadians impacted by food allergy, it is critical that food allergens are listed in plain, simple language on cosmetic product labels so I can stay safe and avoid having potential allergic reactions. Although it is helpful to have fragrance allergens listed on parfum ingredient labels, I am requesting Health Canada to require food allergens to be listed on all cosmetic product labels.” 

We will also be providing a written submission to Health Canada on this consultation and requesting the same requirements are considered for food allergens on all cosmetic products, as they are for fragrance allergens in parfum. 

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