Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island Beauty Brands Capitalise on Indigenous Ingredients

Australia and New Zealand may be saturated markets for the cosmetics and toiletries industry, but consumers’ willingness to buy a variety of complex formulated and premium green products is continually expanding revenue. Millennial consumers especially are contributing to rising demand for independent and green brands.     Source: Excerpt article from Barbara Barkhausen, Cosmetics Business Cosmetics downunder

 

Quote for the month: 

“Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind”   Mary Ellen Chase

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Employment Opportunity: Regulatory Affairs Associate

RFA Regulatory Affairs is looking for a Regulatory Affairs Associate who has at least 1-2 years' experience, to join our team of regulatory associates in our Glebe office. We provide regulatory advice for complementary medicines, sunscreens, foods, cosmetics, and some medical devices. We also provide advice to manufacturers preparing for TGA GMP audits, and new product development for complementary medicines and some types of foods.

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Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Corporate Christmas Cards

As per our usual practice, this year we are donating to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy (www.nordoff-robbins.com.au) in lieu of sending Christmas cards to clients. Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy uses music to transform lives and bring the benefits of music therapy to those in need. You can also donate http://www.noro.org.au/support-us/donate-now. RFA Regulatory Affairs is a long-time supporter of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia.  http://www.noro.org.au/about/our-supporters  You can be too!

RFA Breaking News

Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

  TGA Fees and Charges Summary from 1 July 2019 The TGA is required to recover its costs for all activities that fall within the scope of the Therapeutic Goods…

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Foods:

  Raw Potential? New Zealand Opens Raw Milk Regulations Review for Consultation The New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has launched an online survey seeking public consultation on the…

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Cosmetics and TGA Listed Sunscreens

  Early Regulatory Changes Affecting Chemical Importers and Manufacturers Now in Affect Whilst the new scheme will begin on 1 July 2020, early regulatory changes are now in effect under…

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Marketing:

  Imports Still Impress: Survey Reveals Chinese Consumers Place Premium on Overseas Supplements More than half (53.7%) of the Chinese consumers surveyed said they bought imported nutrition supplements, while only…

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Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

  TGA Issues Guidance for TGO 101 (Standard for tablets, capsules and pills) This guidance includes clarification on, and information relating to, mandatory requirements. It also includes additional information to…

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Foods:

  Special Report: Strawberry Tampering and its Aftermath This article from Food Legal addresses the February 2019 report by government body Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). FSANZ had been…

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