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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:42 pm 
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There was nothing on the label to indicate their would be an issue with this acne medication but I always double-check by calling in to the company. The response I received was that none of their ingredients used peanut oil or peanuts etc..but the LINE used produces products with peanut oil and there is no clear labelling "May Contain Traces" Why is this?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:36 pm 
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According to to Health Canada's Consumer Saferty FAQ's regarding cosmetics:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/person/c ... .html#info
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Labelling is regulated by the Food and Drugs Act, the Cosmetic Regulations and the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and Regulations.

To comply with these requirements, cosmetic labels must supply:

the identity of the product, in English and French in terms of common or generic name or function;
a statement of net quantity in metric units of measurement;
the name and address of the manufacturer or distributor; and
directions, warnings or cautions, in English and French where necessary for safe use of the product.
Ingredient listings are not yet mandatory on cosmetic labels, however they are anticipated to be mandatory sometime within the next few years.

Specific regulations also exist for the safe use of special products, such as hair dyes. In addition, the statutes prohibit false and misleading representation or deceptive packaging.


http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/F-27/C.R.C.-c.869/

http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/showdoc/cs ... _I-gb:s_16

http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/pics/ct/cpla.pdf

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:17 pm 
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Foods do require an ingredient label. However, they do not require a *may contain* warning.

However, the fact that you were even given that information shows that things have come a long way since I first started dealing with allergies. The first few times I called companies about non-food items, I couldn't even find out if it actually contained peanut or sesame oil.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:23 am 
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Ingredient listings are not yet mandatory on cosmetic labels, however they are anticipated to be mandatory sometime within the next few years.

I guess there's no rush on this? :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:00 am 
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I think AL did an article on this already...and I thought that ingredient labelling for cosmetic products already came to pass (not for "may contains", however)? I'll have to check my magazines.


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I was in Shoppers last night and found a small pen like the Fisher Bullet pen with a chrome cap and acrylic body and it takes the standard Parker refills. The trademark is "get" From China but a neat looking pen.

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