The Cosmetics Association of Ghana is asking the court to reverse a ban on cosmetics products containing hydroquinone, which was bought in by the country’s Food and Drugs Administration, according to a report published by the Daily Graphic.

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Turkish business partners Civil Engineer Yusuf Murat Genç and Management Engineer Mustafa Sarıoğlu have announced the opening of its first snail breeding farm located in the Aegean resort district in Turkey, with the humane extraction of the slime – without killing the snail – being used in cosmetic production.

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South Africa is set to become the next country to usher in a ban on animal testing for cosmetics, according to a report published by Business Tech.

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The Nigerian Federal High Court has confirmed that the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has the power to regulate all chemicals in Nigeria, according to a report published by All Africa.

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Turkey has announced it is aiming to increase its share in the global halal market, and is looking to government policies and the private sector in which to do it.

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The Israeli Health Ministry is expected to conclude that cannabidiol (CBD)-based cosmetics and personal care products pose no harm to health, and therefore the country will shortly become another market for this burgeoning industry, according to a report published by Jerusalem Online.

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Nigeria is set to begin bee exportation by 2018, according to Dr Bidemi Ojeleye, National President, Federation of Bee keepers Association of Nigeria.

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An Israeli scientist who developed a ground-breaking technology, known as ‘liver-on-chip’, which is capable of assessing the toxicity of products without recourse to animal testing has announced that he is on course to deliver two new alternative testing methods by 2018, according to a report published by Arutz Sheva 7.

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South Africa’s Competition Commission has issued fines to two major specialty chemical suppliers for engaging in ‘cartel-like behavior’, according to a report published by All Africa.

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A US$20 billion joint venture set up between Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco, Sadara Chemical Co, has kicked off production at its propylene glycol plant.

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