Decoding Registration and Notification Requirements for Edible New Cosmetic Ingredients in China

Dec. 14th, 2023

Winnie Xu

$ 99


Currently, new cosmetic ingredients (NCIs) in China involve six situation classifications, each with different testing requirements and compliance cycles. Among them, Situation 5, namely NCIs with a history of safe consumption or edible NCIs, has become the preferred type for companies due to relatively simple testing requirements. It is also one of the popular directions for industry research and development in recent years, attracting well-known food companies considering entry into the cosmetics sector.situation-5.jpg

So, how to assess if an NCI aligns with the Situation 5 criteria? What are the registration and notification specifics for edible NCIs? For global cruelty-free advocates, how to exempt from animal testing during NCI registration and notification?

To help global stakeholders navigate these questions and gain a comprehensive understanding of edible NCI compliance, ChemLinked has organized this webinar. It will delve into the regulatory background, application requirements for edible NCIs, and alternatives to animal testing, facilitating a successful introduction of edible NCIs to the Chinese market.


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  • The presentation deck and recording video will be uploaded to this webpage after the webinar;
  • The webinar will be held on Zoom. If you can’t attend the live webinar, register anyway and we will send you the webinar materials as soon as they’re available.


Part 1 Regulatory Background

  • Overview of the cosmetic ingredient regulatory system
  • Analysis of notified NCIs
  • Situation classification of NCIs
  • Examples of edible NCIs

Part 2 Application Requirements for Edible NCIs

  • Registration/notification process
  • Evidence of safety use history in China
  • Evidence of safety use history in the EU
  • Evidence of safety use history in the US, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Evidence of safety use history from Other Relevant International Institutions
  • Registration/notification dossiers requirements
  • Production process and quality specifications
  • Toxicological test items

Part 3 Animal Testing Exemption Strategies for Edible NCIs

Part 4 Compliance Advice

*The final outline may be subjected to subtle revisions.


Date Time (GMT+8) World Clock Language
2023-12-14 21:30 ~ 22:30 London: 13:30-14:30

New York: 8:30-9:30



Winnie Xu

ChemLinked Regulatory Analyst

Winnie Xu is an experienced cosmetic regulatory analyst in the ChemLinked team tasked with tracking, analyzing and interpreting the latest regulatory and market changes in China, Japan, and the rest of the Asia Pacific area. She has published a number of news and articles on cosmetic regulatory compliance and involved in various industry conferences. Areas of expertise: Cosmetic Pre-Market Approval Compliance, Cosmetic Ingredient Requirements, Animal Testing and CBEC.

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