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To regulate the administration of toothpaste products and safeguard the health of consumers, China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) published a notice on fully implementing the requirements of toothpaste administration regulation and simplifying the documents requirements for toothpaste that has already been placed on the market.
On September 22, 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) issued a final opinion on methyl salicylate to assess its safety and use in cosmetics. In the SCCS/1633/21 Opinion, the Committee concluded that Methyl Salicylate (CAS No.119-36-8) in toothpaste is safe for children under six years of age when used up to the maximum concentration of 2.52%.
The Measures for Toothpaste Supervision and Administration will be formally implemented from December 1, 2023. To help filers better understand the requirements and comply with the Measures, we have collated and translated the FAQs on the filing of toothpaste in China.
On March 23, 2023, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation officially published the Measures for Toothpaste Supervision and Administration. The Measures define toothpaste as a paste-like product that is applied to the surface of human teeth by friction, with the primary purpose of cleaning.