Urocanic acid safety not substantiated; label warnings required, FDA rules.
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
UROCANIC ACID SAFETY WARNINGS REQUIRED for personal care products whose manufacturers have not performed individual studies supporting the safe use of the ingredient, FDA said. Responding to a 1991 citizen petition submitted by the Consumer Federation of America regarding the safety of urocanic acid, the agency mandates that "manufacturers that use urocanic acid...have to provide notice on the labels of those products contain[ing] the ingredient that its safety has not been established."
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