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Congressional Appropriators Urge FDA Action On Cosmetic Lead Limits

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

House and Senate committee reports on proposed FDA appropriations for fiscal 2015 direct the agency to respond to a nearly three-year-old petition requesting an agency-sanctioned limit on trace lead in lipstick and other cosmetics. Appropriators set a March 15, 2015 deadline for FDA’s response.

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