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Brazil | Amendment to Labeling Requirements for Personal Hygiene Products, Cosmetics, and Perfumes

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The Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) has announced an amendment to the labeling requirements for personal hygiene products, cosmetics, and perfumes. The resolution, DC/ANVISA No. 773, amends the previous resolution, RDC No. 646, which required the composition of these products to be described in Portuguese on their labels. The new amendment now allows for the chemical composition to be presented in digital format, which can be accessed through a mobile device by scanning a code on the label. The chemical composition must be preceded by the phrase "Composition (English)" or "Ingredients (English)" and be presented in Portuguese either in parentheses or after a slash or in a separate list.

To comply with the new requirements, companies must use the updated list of ingredients translated into Portuguese, which is available on the ANVISA portal. If an ingredient is not included in the list, the company must request its inclusion and suggest its translation. For products regularized before October 31, 2023, companies will have 36 months to deplete the stock of labeling with ingredients translated in disagreement with the list on the ANVISA portal, subject to the validity of the sanitary regularization. The resolution comes into effect on November 1, 2023.


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