CTFAS Webinar: Essentials of Cosmetic Product Safety by Dr Bhashkar Mukerji & Dr Matthias Vey

  • CTFAS Webinar: Essentials of Cosmetic Product Safety
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Adverse reactions to cosmetic and fragrance products can cause harm to consumers, lowering the confidence of consumers in the product and tarnishing brand values as well. Product manufacturers and suppliers are responsible for ensuring that the safety of their consumers, is not compromised. This two-part Webinar episode: Essentials of Cosmetic Product Safety, will cover safety standards within the cosmetic and fragrances industry.

Date: 20 May 2020, Wednesday

Time: 15:30 – 17:30 (Singapore Time GMT+8)


Part A Content (1hr):

The first part of the webinar will help unravel some of the mysteries of conducting Human Safety Assessment of Cosmetic Products. Dr Bhashkar Mukerji will cover:

  • Fundamentals of Hazard Evaluation
  • Risk Assessment of Cosmetic Products

Part B Content (45mins):

In the second part of the webinar, we will delve into the world of the fragrance industry, which has maintained a voluntary self-regulatory and ever-evolving system, known as IFRA Standards. At the beginning of 2020, IFRA has further refined its Standards, with the 49th Amendment. In this presentation, Dr Matthias Vey will highlight:

  • Key Changes incorporated with the 49th Amendment
  • Outline the implementation timeline of the 49th Amendment
  • The role of Project IDEA (the International Dialogue on the Evaluation of Allergens) in the fragrance industry


Fee: S$50 per registrant (Confirmed registrants will receive a Webinar access link 2 days before the Webinar)

Remarks: Registration is only confirmed upon payment received

Registration Deadline: 19th May 2020, 2200hrs (GMT+8)

**Please register online and make payment by 19th May 2020, 2200hrs (GMT+8) to secure your seat**

For further enquiries, please email [email protected]

Stay Safe; Take care


Meet Your Trainer:

Bhashkar Mukerji

With over 20 years of experience in product safety and regulatory affairs in the cosmetics industry under his belt, Bhashkar  Mukerji is a PhD in Biomedical Sciences. He has worked with various MNCs such as Unilever, J&J, and is currently the head of regulatory affairs and product safety with Givaudan Fragrances in APAC. His main areas of interests are Toxicology Hazard Evaluation and Risk Assessment, In-vitro Animal Alternatives, Cosmetic Product Clinical Safety, Product Stewardship, Regulatory Analyses, etc. Bhashkar is well versed in the safety assessment of botanical ingredients used in cosmetic and food products. He has published various research articles and presented various scientific papers, at national and international forums. Bhashkar has worked with multiple industry associations such as ACA, IFRA, Cosmetics Europe, etc., and leading various influencing initiatives within APAC. He has been actively involved in leading regulatory negotiations and discussions with ASEAN authorities.


Dr Matthias Vey

Dr Matthias Vey is a trained chemist from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Having studied and undergone a short period of training as a perfumer, Dr Matthias went on to work for Marbert Cosmetics in Düsseldorf, Germany; in Fragrance Research and Development. He then became a Global Regulatory Affairs Manager for Coty/Lancaster in Mainz, Germany. Dr Matthias Vey is currently the Vice President of Scientific Affairs in IFRA, Brussels. Since joining IFRA in 2000, he is responsible for the fragrance industry’s worldwide self-regulatory program, known as the IFRA Standards. He further manages all of IFRA’s science-related committees and is involved in IFRA’s advocacy activities. He is also responsible for the management of the International Dialogue on the Evaluation of Allergens (IDEA).