With MoCRA coming into force at the end of this year, the FDA has proposed that the Office of the Chief Scientist assume primary responsibility for color certification and cosmetic regulation oversight and enforcement.
From the FDA’s new mandatory recall authority to reporting and record-keeping requirements for serious adverse events, we caught up with attorneys from Perkins Coie on the key aspects of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act.
The Long Read: What Industry Needs to Know about MoCRA
By the end of this year, US manufacturers, packers and distributors of cosmetics will be required to comply with new legal requirements under the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA) and they need to be looking carefully at it now, says a...
Late last week the US Food and Drug Administration warned consumers about the serious risks of consuming sanitizer and the packaging and flavors showing up in the marketplace that up the likelihood of ingestion.
This week, as part of its response to contaminated and unsafe hand sanitizers, the agency published a testing methodologies document. The protocols outlined in the new document can be used to determine the quality of finished sanitizer products.
Late last week, as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing efforts to keep pace with this country’s needs during the Coronavirus pandemic, new guidance documents were issued addressing both manufacturers and pharmacists.
It wasn’t until 2020 that Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) became a factor of import in the cosmetics and personal care industry. But by now, no matter where in the world you are, the virus has changed things. Here Cosmetics Design looks at how our...
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has made a renewed call to update laws governing cosmetics products, claiming the FDA still has little authority to review the safety of chemicals in products, which proposed legislation could change.
In doing so, the agency brings a whole new level of transparency to the beauty and personal care industry, though completeness and accuracy of the reported data is at issue and concerns are being raised about what this means for consumer class actions.
Following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision that antibacterial wash manufacturers must ban 19 ingredients from their products within one year, Japan has announced it has already put this in motion.
The US Food and Drug Administration is circulating a consumer update advising against the use of any beauty product formulated with mercury, which the organization doesn’t (for the most part) allow in cosmetics.
Friday, the Administration announced that a retinoid, previously available by prescription, received FDA approval and can now be included in over-the-counter skin care products. It’s the first such approval since the 1980s.
It’s not uncommon for consumer-facing publications, beauty blogs, or activists to voice disapproval of US personal care regulations, but this Sunday the online new site Business Insider joined in the chorus.
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against over the counter acne treatments, noting that severe allergic reactions can result from the usage of certain acne products, and these reactions have the potential to be lethal.
On the back of Skin Cancer Awareness month, New Hampshire’s Republican senator, Kelly Ayotte, has announced her support for the Sunscreen Innovation Act, which hopes to streamline the FDA’s approval process.
A crop of FDA warning letters have been sent to a number of companies in recent weeks warning about unintentional drug claims, which according to one law expert underlines the need to audit product claims.
With various cosmetic companies feeling the wrath of the FDA over misleading marketing claims of late, the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors association is focusing on helping the industry to avoid making the same mistakes in the future.
The US Food and Drug Administration has released draft guidelines on the safety of nanomaterials in cosmetic products, urging manufacturers to meet with it before incorporating the ingredients into formulations, to substantiate the product’s safety.
Friends of the Earth along with half a dozen other US non-governmental organizations have filed suit against the FDA for its failure to regulate nanomaterials as requested in a petition to the FDA these groups filed in 2006.
Investing in having formulations and labels reviewed to ensure they only use permissible color additives, as well as ensuring ingredients are named correctly on the label can save cosmetics manufacturers and importers a lot of time, stress and money,...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's newly released sunscreen rules do not sufficiently consider the risks posed by nanoscale ingredients according to some public interest groups, leading them to label the latest announcement 'disappointing.
Triclosan and its presence in antibacterial handsoaps is being questioned by the National Resource Defence Council (NRDC) which is taking the FDA to court over the alleged lack of regulation of the ingredient.
Canadian life sciences and technology company Botaneco has announced the compliance of its oleosome-based sunscreen formulation with the FDA sunscreen monograph, which can now be marketed in the US with an SPF 30 claim.
The US Food and Drug administration (FDA) is seeking permission
from the Chinese government to install eight full time FDA
officials in the country, as part of plans to improve monitoring of
exported food manufacturing across the...
Former presidential candidate John Kerry is leading an attack on
the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), criticizing the
regulatory body for failing to respond to the potential health
hazard of lead in lipsticks.