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Cosmetics claims and labelling not up to scratch, finds French govt body via Cosmetics Design Europe

21 February 2017

By Lucy Whitehouse, 17-Feb-2017

The French Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and the Prevention of Fraud has released a report that states that labelling claims in the country for cosmetics are ‘poorly controlled’.
The body says it has carried out an investigation to check claims on cosmetics, their manufacturing practices and products for babies and children. It found that the provisions on labelling, claims, possession and composition of the information on packaging, as well as the Good Manufacturing Practices standard, are not controlled adequately. One out of five control actions led to an anomaly, the body states. In responseo these shortcomings, the DGCCRF says it has moved to increase the number of corrective and repressive suites.

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