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July 28th, 2020

July 28th, 2020
In order to keep the Indian exporters informed of the rejections faced by Indian products in the EU and to take preventive actions FIEO is forwarding the Rapid Alert Systems for Food and Feed (RASFF) and for Non-Food Consumer Products (RAPEX) alerts on a weekly basis.
The alert from EU generated during 21st- 27th July 2020 is as under:
Alert: Hair dye originated from India containing excessive amount of p-phenylenediamine (PPD)(measured value: 3.6 %) and insufficient couplers.
Austria withdraws Hair dye from Market as an excessive amount of p-phenylenediamine (PPD) (measured value: 3.6 %) and insufficient couplers were detected.

PPD is an extreme skin sensitiser and can trigger allergic contact dermatitis and eye irritation.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)
  • Description: 60 g of black henna powder for hair dying.
  • Packaging description: The product is packaged in a opaque multi-coloured plastic sachet in a cardboard box and was also sold online.
  • Country of origin: India
  • Alert submitted by: Austria
  • Type of alert: Serious
  • Year-week: 2020 - 30
  • Risk Type: Chemical

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