If you have a cosmetic brand that you want to sell in the EU you will have to comply to an ever-tightening array of rules and regulations. In fact, from July 2013 the guidelines (or directives) become law and we all know what that means………
Anyway, one of the rules concerns the labelling of nut oils in your products. Here’s what to do and which nuts it effects:
Add the following warning to your label in clear text under the ingredients listing if poss: ”Contains nut oils” . You may need to translate this warning depending on where you are selling.
These nuts are affected and require the addition of the warning to the label. Note that coconut is also listed even though it is unusual to have an allergy to it.
- Sweet Almond
- Bitter Almond
- Brazil Nut
- Cashew Nut
- Horse Chestnut
- Kola Nut
- Kukui Nut
- Macadamia Nut
- Sesame Seed
This is just one component of the EU cosmetic regulation. If you require further information don’t hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nuts picture sourced from these guys – Blissness health and fasting: www.facebook.com/pages/Blissness-Health-Fasting/283139355051290