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Labelling website launched to identify compliance issues with FDA cosmetic regulation

By Andrew MCDOUGALL , 16-Oct-2012
Last updated the 22-Oct-2012 at 15:18 GMT

Consulting firm FDAImports.com, has launched five new labelling websites that allow companies with products that are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration to receive a label review in order to identify any compliance issues with their product label.

Cosmeticlabelright.com is the industry specific website set up by the American company that helps US and foreign companies navigate through and meet FDA regulations for marketing and importing cosmetics.

The importation, manufacture and distribution of cosmetics in the United States is booming and the industry has enjoyed a fairly open and flexible regulatory climate over the last few decades. 

Regulation revamp

However, with that has come increased scrutiny and the safety and labelling of cosmetics products has been given a rigorous revamp.

This has been welcomed with concern to ingredient safety but poses a few challenges to cosmetic manufacturers and importers looking to distribute in the US, partly due to the lack of uniformity in labelling standards in different countries and differing marketing claims.

In recent years lead contamination and illegal ingredients have created cause for alarm in the American media, catching the attention of US lawmakers and the FDA. 

Cosmetic products in the United States are regulated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act, which now considers a product ‘mislabeled’ for the incorrect use of information, claims, ingredient names, as well as clarification on the intended use of the product.

Product analysis

FDAImports.com’s new sites now allows users to easily upload their label files for free, get an estimate, pay online and receive a comprehensive label review report in a matter of days.

The report provides a detailed analysis of every inch of the product label, identifying what is compliant, what isn’t and what could be changed in order to avoid problems with FDA.

The regulatory background behind the recommendations is also provided so that companies can avoid making the same mistakes on future product labels.

“Labelling compliance is more important than ever,” said Benjamin England, founder and CEO of FDAImports.com.

“FDA takes it very seriously and can prevent products from ever coming to market because of a misleading statement, health claim, incorrect Drug or Nutrition Facts panel or wrongly named ingredient.”

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