Cosmetics News In Brief: Sen. Hatch Retirement; SMEs Receive EU REACH Support
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, who recently introduced a proposal for updating US cosmetics regulations, will retire at the end of 2018; European authorities work to support SMEs subject to 2018 REACH registration requirements. Cosmetics news in brief.
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Sen. Orrin Hatch won’t seek re-election and will leave 24 years after Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act as a framework for FDA's regulation of vitamin, mineral and supplement product manufacturing and marketing. Hatch is in his seventh term and is the longest-serving Senate member.