FDA To Issue Guidance On Nano Cosmetics, Lead In Lipstick
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition intends to issue final guidance on nanomaterial use in cosmetics and draft guidance regarding trace material lead in lipstick during the remainder of 2013 and 2014. Under its regulatory priorities announced Sept. 5, CFSAN’s says the guidances will be part of effort to protect the public from adulterated food and cosmetics.
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