Is the blood you’re using on stage or set fully compliant with EU Cosmetic Legislation?



EUROPEAN COSMETIC REGULATION (EC) No 1223/2009


Under EU Law, artificial blood is classified as a Cosmetic product and is therefore legally required to comply with certain legislation, before it can be placed on the open market.


Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 defines a Cosmetic as follows:


A "cosmetic product" shall mean any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips…) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance and/or correcting body odours and/or protecting them or keeping them in good condition.

Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products is the main regulatory framework for finished cosmetic products when placed on the market, within the EU and it exists to strengthen the safety of cosmetic products. It provides a robust, internationally recognised regime, which reinforces product safety while taking into consideration the latest technological developments.

Cosmetics Legislation requires that every cosmetic product placed on the market in Europe is safe to use. The manufacturer must ensure that cosmetic products undergo an expert scientific safety assessment before they are launched for sale.



Pigs Might Fly South is proud to confirm that the Nick Dudman range of artificial blood is fully compliant with Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009



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