FDA enforcement spans the globe. Here's news from the Phillipines:
Health authorities on Friday recalled at least eight skin-whitening products containing Rhododenol, which is suspected of causing white blotches and uneven skin color.
In an advisory posted on its website, the Food and Drug Administration said the products involved belong to Kanebo Cosmetics Inc., and had been voluntarily recalled in other Asian markets.
"(T)he Philippine FDA hereby recalls all products that were issued market authorization and to ban other products manufactured by Kanebo that contain Rhododenol, a substance contained in the skin-whitening or brightening products that was developed by Kanebo and have been reported or implicated to cause white blotches and uneven coloring of the skin," it said.