Launch of a call for experts for the risk assessment of cosmetic ingredients - deadline: 1 October 2018

The mission of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) is to provide the European Commission with scientific opinions concerning risk assessment of consumer products, manly cosmetic products and their ingredients, which the Commission uses to develop policies on the consumer protection.

To meet the anticipated increase in submission of safety dossiers based on alternative (non-animal) methods and read-across models due to the EU animal testing ban for cosmetics, the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, in consultation with the SCCS, has launched a Call for expression of interest to appoint experts who will assist the work of the SCCS. They will be appointed in their personal capacity as external experts to appropriate working groups of the SCCS.

Experience in risk assessment related to consumer safety is essential. Preference will be given to experts who can cover 4 or more of the following areas of expertise for the assessment of chemical toxicity, with experience on interpretation of non-animal data in relation to human risk assessment and physiology:  CONTINUE READING ON 


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