CTFA Steps Up Industry Self-Regulation With Consumer Commitment Code
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
CTFA's newly implemented Consumer Commitment Code - which requires companies to compile readily producible safety information for every formulation they market in the U.S. - could do much to ease concerns about the viability of industry self-regulation in an increasingly complex cosmetics environment
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Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., introduces the Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012, with “the full support” of the Personal Care Products Council. Bill would not require manufacturers to substantiate product safety prior to market or pay user fees, but it does include registration, ingredient disclosure and adverse-event reporting requirements and proposes a significant increase in FDA’s oversight role.
FDA disagrees that it should audit the cosmetics industry to determine the level of participation in the Voluntary Cosmetics Registration Program and establish a certification program so that companies can communicate their involvement to consumers, as suggested by the Environmental Working Group.