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Cosmetics Recalls For August-October Period Have One Familiar Thing In Common: All Were Voluntary

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Under current cosmetics regulations FDA does not have the authority to order product recalls, as it does in the dietary supplement space, for example. Voluntary cosmetic recalls have been typically light in recent months, most often citing microbiological issues.

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