ICMAD Clutches To House Cosmetics Bill Before Specter Of ‘Activist FDA’
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Locke Lord attorney Sharon Blinkoff, general counsel for the small-business trade group, says the newly introduced Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act is crafted to update cosmetics regulations without making room for oppressive oversight or a revival of the aggressively conservative FDA of decades past.
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Small business advocate says the Senate Health Committee’s discussion draft – the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act – would impose burdens on industry on par with requirements for foods. But while food products continue to pose significant risks, “no such record exists for the cosmetics industry,” the trade group asserts.
Pam Busiek, head of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors, discusses the trade group's ongoing work in Washington where multiple, differently sized bills for updating cosmetics regulations are under consideration. Notably, ICMAD's roster of advocates now includes former FDA Cosmetics Director John Bailey.
ICMAD's recent regulatory workshop offered perspective from FDA's Linda Katz and industry experts on the inspection process for cosmetics facilities under current law. It's clear that FDA inspections can be an ordeal, but that would pale in comparison to challenges that could arise under the proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act.