US FDA Cosmetics Director Lists Talc, Formaldehyde In Hair Smoothers Among Priorities
Linda Katz, director of the FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors, touched on cosmetics modernization legislation in her 21 September presentation on agency priorities at the Independent Beauty Association’s virtual FDA Cosmetics Regulations Workshop.
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The Personal Care Products Council is pivoting to focus on passing cosmetics modernization legislation after mid-term congressional elections, while still hopeful the language could go through as part of FDA user-fee reauthorization. Karin Ross, executive VP, government affairs at PCPC, discussed the situation at the trade group’s Leadership Summit in Washington.
Cosmetics Industry Still Committed To Reg Modernization, But FDA User-Fee Reauthorization May Not Be Vehicle
A “clean” FDA user-fee reauthorization bill – minus cosmetics modernization provisions – could be the likeliest way forward with user-fee program funding set to elapse at the end of September, a PCPC rep suggested in an email to HBW Insight.
US FDA Says White Paper Could Inform Rulemaking For Cosmetic Talc-Asbestos Testing
Formed by the FDA in fall 2018 and convened in early 2020 for a public meeting, the Interagency Working Group on Asbestos in Consumer Products maintains that electron microscopy should be a first-line method for detecting asbestos in cosmetic talc and talc-containing products, and that labs should report elongate mineral particles beyond those classically understood as asbestos.