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Decoding Registration and Notification Requirements for Edible New Cosmetic Ingredients in China

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Winnie Xu
Thursday , 14th Dec 2023

Currently, new cosmetic ingredients (NCIs) in China involves six situation classifications, each with different testing requirements and compliance cycles. Among them, Situation 5, namely NCIs with a history of safe consumption or edible NCIs, has become the preferred type for companies due to relatively simple testing requirements. It is also one of the popular directions for industry research and development in recent years, attracting well-known food companies considering entry into the cosmetics sector.

situation-5.jpgNCI Situation Classification

So, how to assess if an NCI aligns with Situation 5 criteria? What are the registration and notification specifics for edible NCIs? For global cruelty-free advocates, how to exempt from animal testing during NCI registration and notification?

To help global stakeholders navigate these questions and gaining a comprehensive understanding of edible NCI compliance, ChemLinked has organized this webinar. It will delve into the regulatory background, application requirements for edible NCI, and alternatives to animal testing, facilitating a successful introduction of edible NCIs to the Chinese market.


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  • The presentation deck and recording video will be uploaded to this webpage after the webinar;

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Part 1 Regulatory Background

  • Regulatory Background

  • Cosmetic Ingredient Regulatory System

  • Analysis of Notified NCIs

  • Situation Classification of NCIs

  • What are NCIs with Safe Consumption History (or edible NCIs)?

  • Examples of Edible NCIs

Part 2 Application Requirements for Edible NCIs

  • Application Procedures for NCIs

  • NCI Registration/Notification Dossiers

  • NCI Registration/Notification Dossiers for Situation 5

  • Evidence of Safe Consumption History - China

  • Evidence of Safe Consumption History - EU

  • Evidence of Safe Consumption History - US, Australia, and New Zealand

  • Evidence of Safe Consumption History - Other Relevant International Organizations

  • Preparation Process and Quality Specifications

  • NCI Toxicological test items

Part 3 Animal Testing Exemption Strategies for Edible NCIs

  • Non-animal Toxicological Testing Methods

  • Alternative Methods not Included in STSC

  • Animal Testing Exemption Strategies for Situation 5

  • Selection of Non-animal Toxicological Testing Methods for Sit 5

Part 4 Compliance Advice

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  • ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst
    Winnie Xu is an experienced cosmetic regulatory analyst in the ChemLinked team tasked with tracking, analyzing and interpreting the latest regulatory and market changes in China, Japan, and the rest of the Asia Pacific area. She has published a number of news and articles on cosmetic regulatory compliance and involved in various industry conferences. Areas of expertise: Cosmetic Pre-Market Approval Compliance, Cosmetic Ingredient Requirements, Animal Testing and CBEC.