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EC Consults on Proposed Restrictions on Peanut Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Proteins

May 13, 2016

The European Commission (EC) is consulting on its proposed restriction of peanut oil and hydrolyzed wheat proteins in cosmetic products.

The proposed modifications to Annex III of the Cosmetics Regulation include:

  • Restrictions to the peanut protein level of peanut oil, its extracts and its derivatives in cosmetic products to a maximum of 0.5 ppm; and
  • Restriction to the molecular weight average of the peptides in hydrolysates in hydrolyzed wheat protein used in cosmetic products to a maximum of 3.5 kDa.

The final date for comments is July 1, 2016.