Senate Health Committee To Move On Cosmetics; News In Brief
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Cosmetics reform legislation is slated for markup April 18, according to Senate Health Committee leadership. In other news, ECHA continues working to support 2018 REACH registrants, and IFRA North America names a new chief regulatory scientist and communications director.
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At the trade group's annual meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., leadership emphasized the importance of pushing cosmetics reform legislation over the finish line before November midterm elections. PCPC's support of a bipartisan proposal released by the Senate Health Committee largely hinges on preemption, the group indicated.
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
The New Jersey Democrat introduced multiple cosmetics-related amendments during the House Health Subcommittee's markup of draft OTC monograph reform legislation. While ultimately nothing came of the proposed measures, it's clear that Pallone remains intent on updating cosmetics regulations to require facility registration, adverse event reporting and good manufacturing practices, among other aims.