ICMAD Stands By House Cosmetics Bill, But May Be Ready To Negotiate
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors calls Republican Senator Orrin Hatch's FDA Cosmetic Safety and Modernization Act "a step in the right direction," echoing the Personal Care Products Council's take on the proposal, signaling potential for industry solidarity at an auspicious moment in Washington.
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The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act, reintroduced in the US House, exceeds the proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act in the Senate in terms of the duties and resource demands it would impose on companies and the FDA, while leaving states free to regulate cosmetics even more stringently. The proposal now must vie for the attention of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act would establish a reasonable-certainty-of-no-harm standard for FDA’s review of ingredients and require companies to share their safety information for every product with the agency, which in turn would publish it for public consumption. The bill is highly similar to Schakowsky’s previous reform proposals that divided industry and the NGO community.
The committee's discussion draft of cosmetics reform legislation combines elements of the proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act and FDA Cosmetic Safety and Modernization Act, but most closely aligns with the former. NGOs likely will be pleased; small businesses, perhaps not so much