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In Brief: CTFA comments on VCRP

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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CTFA comments on VCRP: Utility of FDA Voluntary Cosmetics Reporting Program "can be enhanced" by reinstating requirement for "semi-quantitative information on the amount of each ingredient used in a formulation," Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association states in Oct. 2 comments responding to FDA's Aug. 29 Federal Register notice asking for input on VCRP usefulness ("The Rose Sheet" Sept. 2, p. 1). Based on "rapidly changing formulation opportunities with new ingredients" over the last few years and "a number of generic ingredient questions" that FDA is considering, semi-quantitative ingredient concentration formulation information "can be very valuable," CTFA asserts. Such data would also be useful to Cosmetic Ingredient Review's assessment of ingredient safety, and would make FDA data requirements consistent with those of the European Union, trade group adds...

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