Anti-Counterfeiting INFORM Consumers Act Cheered By Personal Care, Consumer Health Industries
The Personal Care Products Council and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association say the INFORM Consumers Act’s inclusion in US Congress’ December 2022 omnibus spending package is a win for consumers and industry.
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The must-pass federal spending bill includes the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act, which previously appeared as a rider in US Food and Drug Administration user-fee legislation but was cut from the final iteration.
The Personal Care Products Safety Act was reintroduced in the US Senate on 17 June with industry support including leading brands at big-name multinationals. The latest “Feinstein bill” for modernizing US cosmetics regulations purports to strengthen counterfeit product protections while floating additional requirements for fragrance allergen labeling and banning intentionally added PFAS.
The Personal Care Products Council testified on the economic toll of counterfeit cosmetics, as well as potential safety issues, at a US House Judiciary subcommittee meeting on 27 May. The bipartisan, bicameral SHOP SAFE Act under consideration would help to address the problem, bill sponsors say.