Rose Report Podcast – September 2017
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Rose Sheet’s editorial team counts down top news items in the cosmetics and dietary supplement sectors over the past month, including possible cosmetics regulatory convergence under a renegotiated NAFTA, the FTC’s first enforcement action against social media influencers, FDA movement to develop a list of “old dietary ingredients” pre-dating DSHEA, and more.
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FDA agrees with public health advocates that ingredients should be on a potential list of those available when Congress passed DSHEA only after current substantiation for a reasonable expectation of safety for their intended uses.
A modernized NAFTA that promotes greater uniformity in cosmetics regulations across the US, Canada and Mexico – even stronger commitments than those sought in the TPP accord that the US exited earlier this year – could be in industry's future if the Personal Care Products Council's recommendations are adopted by trade officials and the clock doesn't run out on negotiations.
A pair of social media influencers in the online gaming space are the first to be targeted by an FTC complaint for failures to properly disclose material connections to endorsed services. The commission has issued warning letters to 21 others for similar compliance issues following an "educational" letter campaign in April.