Legislation

Pollution liability risk on the rise for SA businesses

Johannes-du-Plessis-RBSPollution liability is becoming an increasingly intricate issue in South Africa and businesses, as well as the relevant directors and employees in their personal capacity, are facing an increased risk of being held criminally and civilly liable for causing damage to the environment. A person or business who pollutes the environment if found guilty can be liable on conviction to a fine of up to R5 million or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding five years.

Revised standards to improve medicinal product description

IDMP pills ISOA series of Identification of Medicinal Products (IDMP) standards are under revision and will bring a host of benefits to patients and the global health care community.

Setting the quality standards

Designing a quality system for cosmetics manufacturingA quality system is crucial in the manufacturing of cosmetics to maximise product quality outcomes and maintain compliance, be it with local or international regulations. The essence of this is outlined in a white paper by John Garvey, CEO of Compliance Architects.

Innovation and compliance converge on UL’s Prospector

UL’s Prospector can be accessed from a computer or a mobile phone It is crucial for formulators to remain abreast of global regulatory changes. The latest developments on Prospector, the materials and ingredients search engine from UL, provide the personal care industry with an overview of global regulatory information.

Understanding the EU Cosmetics Regulation and attaining compliance

Understanding the updated EU Cosmetics RegulationIt has been almost three years since the EU Cosmetics Regulation was put in force across Europe, replacing the preceding EU Cosmetics Directive. It is evident that it has become a real challenge for the cosmetics industry - even global brand leaders - to meet the robust regulatory requirements of the regulations. Even now, we are witnessing many providers of cosmetics products supplying products that do not fulfil all of the robust regulatory requirements of the cosmetic regulation.

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