News & Info
• 2/13-14 Newport Beach, CA: David and Debbie will be presenting at the ICMAD Technical Regulatory Forum.
• 3/7 Anaheim CA: Mo will be presenting a one-day class "Regulatory Requirements for Cosmetics: USA" at Natural Products Expo West.
• 3/22 Toronto, CN: David will be speaking at the SCC meeting providing a US update and an introduction to China.
• Prop 65 was last updated December 15, 2017.
• OEHHA did not decide to list Coumarin for carcinogenicity at its meeting in November. We will be watching this closely as they are very likely to reconsider the issue at their next meeting.
• Furfuryl alcohol, a key component of Caramel, is on Prop 65 and a warning is required effective September 30th unless you can show a Safe Harbor level for your product and user exposure based on sound toxicological evidence. OEHHA at present has no established Safe Harbor for furfuryl alcohol.
• California Safe Cosmetics Reportable Ingredients List was updated June 1, 2017. As a reminder, listed intentionally added substances trigger product registration. Common cosmetic ingredients that trigger registration are retinol, retinyl palmitate, titanium dioxide, and black 2.
• Peruse the latest FDA warning letters here.
• CALIFORNIA – AB1575 – Cosmetic ingredient labeling for Professional Use Only Products – this bill is “dead” for this year.
• U.S. – HB575 – The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act of 2017 – supported by ICMAD and PBA. Action may occur in 2018.
• U.S. – S1113 – Personal Care Products Safety Act – very onerous. While the bill appears to be languishing for this year, we recommend you contact your Senator to oppose this legislation! This is not the first year Senator Feinstein has attempted to pass this bill.
• U.S. – S2003 – FDA Cosmetic Safety and Modernization Act - while well intentioned, it has issues. One good thing is this Act would recognize internet addresses as valid company contact on the address label. Unfortunately, the proposed Act does not include total federal preemption over state laws (i.e. Prop 65). It would require facility registration, which is OK, but FDA is given authority to suspend registrations, which effectively shuts the facility down. And worst of all, the accreditation requirements do not include a person with experience or knowledge of how cosmetics are made and of the effects other ingredients have on the safety of the cosmetic.
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