Turkey cracks down on unsafe cosmetics

Turkey cracks down on unsafe cosmetics

The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TITCK) has announced it has cracked down on unsafe cosmetics and medical devices following a recent review.

The review found that a market oversight between April and June this year found 547 of 667 products reviewed were detected as being ‘unsafe’ or ‘non-complaint’. As a result, the agency has levied a fine of TRY 576,620 ($195,109) against the companies responsible.

Looking at the cosmetics sector specifically, the Cosmetics Supervision Department of TITCK found that of the 170 products tested, 21 were deemed unsafe and 107 labelled non-compliant. A total of TRY169,520 ($57,360) was fined to the producers of the products.

The TITCK has driven home that the review shows its commitment to overhauling the healthcare sector, and that all cosmetic products must comply with Turkish laws and regulations.