Cosmetics and Herbal Products

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th June 2007.

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Photo of Lord Sheikh Lord Sheikh Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the cosmetic and herbal products advertised on television channels aimed at certain ethnic minorities are subject to safety tests; and, if not, whether they will consider the introduction of such tests.

Photo of Lord Truscott Lord Truscott Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Energy), Department of Trade and Industry, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Trade and Industry) (Energy)

All cosmetic products, whatever their composition or target market, sold in the UK must comply with the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 2004 as amended. That requires that cosmetics undergo an independent safety assessment to ensure that they comply with the regulations.

It is not clear what other type of herbal products apart from cosmetics are concerned. If they are medicines or healthcare products, they are regulated by the Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency.

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