Tanzania’s cosmetics regulator has ushered in a ban on the use of pyrithione zinc, butylphenyl methylpropional and sodium hydroxymethylglycinate in cosmetics, effective March 1, 2022, according to a report published by All Africa.
South Africa’s Advertising Regulatory Board has ruled that Unilever-owned Lifebuoy crossed the line when describing its soap as capable of protecting against infections, according to a report published by Business Insider South Africa.
Israel is mulling the possibility of decriminalizing cannabidiol, according to a report published by The Jerusalem Post.
The UAE is shifted its national weekend to Saturday and Sunday to synchronise with global markets, creating a shorter four-and-a-half day working week, according to a report by the FT.com.
Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drugs Authority has issued a recall notice for Henna Al Madina after finding the cosmetic product to contain dangerous levels of bacteria, according to a report published by Gulf News.
Beiersdorf-owned Nivea has prevailed in an intellectual property suit brought against a ‘dupe’ brand in South Africa, according to a report published by the International Law Office.
Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug regulator, SFDA, has drafted a regulation that, if passed into law, would require the majority of imported food products to be halal-certified, according to a report published by Salaam Gateway, quoting Gulf Trade.
The United Arab Emirates has scrapped a rule that required companies operating in the country to have Emirate shareholders, according to an article published by Bloomberg citing reports in local press.
A new Bill has been put forward that seeks to amend legislation that allows for animal testing in South Africa, calling for an outright ban, according to Cape Town etc.
South Africa’s health minister has published a Notice in the Government Gazette cementing the removal of the cannabis plant from the Schedules to the Medicines Act and down-scheduling THC, therefore paving the way for the CBD-industry to take off in the country, according to a report published by Daily Maverick.