EWG Urges FDA To Expand Scope Of VCRP, Incentivize Participation
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
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.
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