Just before the Christmas holiday, in a scramble to avoid a partial government shutdown, both houses of Congress approved a $1.7 trillion government spending bill. Earlier that week, the Senate had amended the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (the “Appropriations Bill”) to, among other things, reintroduce the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulations Act of 2022 (“MOCRA”). … Continue reading MEET THE MODERNIZATION OF COSMETICS REGULATION ACT OF 2022 — It’s Here!
California Enacts Ban on Use of Smaller Sized Plastic Packaging of Personal Care Products in Hotels In October 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 1162, prohibiting any “lodging establishment” from providing personal care products such as shampoo or soap in plastic bottles of 6 ounces or less. AB 1162 broadly defines “lodging … Continue reading Hotel Soap Saga on the Horizon
Potential California legislation seeks to expand federal law regarding cosmetic labeling and animal testing.
If you do not know what Prop 65 is, then your cosmetic company is one of the few that has not faced Prop 65 challenges. Whether or not your company has faced enforcement, all cosmetic companies selling products into California should be aware of Prop 65 and its developments. In sum, Proposition 65 requires … Continue reading Prop 65 Notice of Intent to List Aloe Vera, Whole Leaf Extract & Goldenseal Root Powder as Known to the State to Cause Cancer
On April 20, 2015, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Personal Care Products Safety Act (S. 1014). This post provides a summary of keys sections of the proposed bill with a comparison to existing law. According to the press release issued by Senator Feinstein's office, the S. 1014 has the support of … Continue reading “Personal Care Products Safety Act” S. 1014: Proposed Legislation that will Have a Huge Impact on the Cosmetics Industry if Enacted