FDA prepares for public meeting on cosmetics regulation

By Deanna Utroske

- Last updated on GMT

FDA prepares for public meeting on cosmetics regulation
Each year, the US Food and Drug Administration participates in a summit of global cosmetics regulatory authorities. In advance of that, the FDA holds a meeting in the US to gather public input on topics relevant to regulating beauty and personal care products. Anyone interested in attending or speaking at the meeting must apply by May 24.

The two-hour public meeting is set to take place on June 7 (at 2pm) at the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in College Park, Maryland.

According to a notice from the FDA posted on federalregister.gov, the meeting agenda will apparently be determined by presentation requests. To make a presentation at the June meeting, the notice explains that you need to “submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments that you wish to present, your name, title, affiliation, address, email, and telephone, and indicate the approximate amount of time you need to make your presentation.” ​The notice also indicates that each person’s speaking time will likely be limited to 10 minutes or less.

The global summit

The June meeting is known as the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR)—Preparation for ICCR-12 Meeting.

The actual ICCR meeting will take place from July 10 to 12 in Tokyo, Japan. Cosmetics regulatory authorities from Brazil, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and the United States are expected to participate.

As the FDA’s online notice explains, “the intention of the ICCR multilateral framework is to pave the way for the removal of regulatory obstacles to international trade while maintaining global consumer protection.”

Last year’s summit in Brazil covered issues including microbiology standards, cosmetics product preservation, allergens, and strategies of safe assessments of ingredients, according to the group’s published outcome document.

To find out more about the FDA’s public meeting on June 7 , click here​ or contact:
Jonathan Hicks, Office of Cosmetics and Colors, Food and Drug Administration
5001 Campus Dr. (HFS-125), College Park, MD 20740
jonathan.hicks@fda.hhs.gov, 240-402-1375

To learn more about the ICCR, click here​.



Deanna Utroske, CosmeticsDesign.com Editor, covers beauty business news in the Americas region and publishes the weekly Indie Beauty Profile column, showcasing the inspiring work of entrepreneurs and innovative brands.

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