Busy “Warning Letters” Month for Cosmetics

In July, the U.S. FDA issued four warning letters to cosmetics companies.  Although only two were prepared by the same office, there were consistent themes across the four letters.  As previously discussed here, the FDA continues to crack down on companies making what amount to drug claims on various “cosmetic” products.  But what companies need […]

Count Down to CARB

The old adage may be that “time flies when you’re having fun” but unfortunately, lately I have found that it just plain flies!  I received an email earlier this week from my friend and mentor Gordon Greenwood of Maclaren Corlett LLP in Canada.  He noticed I hadn’t posted in a while, which isn’t really like me, […]

Angela Diesch Appointed Chair of GRMA’s Joint Committee for the Joint Committee on Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics

I am excited to announce that I have been appointed Chair of the Joint Committee on Good Manufacturing Practices (“GMP”) for Cosmetics for the Global Retailers and Manufacturers Alliance (“GRMA”).  The GRMA was created by the global public health organization NSF International, Inc. and leaders from major retailers and manufacturers to develop consensus-based standards for dietary supplements, cosmetics/personal care […]

“Personal Care Products Safety Act” S. 1014: Proposed Legislation that will Have a Huge Impact on the Cosmetics Industry if Enacted

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 […]

Join Us Via Webinar next week for Looking Good in The Eyes of the Law: 2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar

In person registration is closed, but in response to industry demand, we are making the conference available via webinar.  So sign up today to join us next Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2015, at Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law: 2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar.  This is a not to miss informative and interactive seminar specifically designed […]

More FDA Warning Letters: Strong Enforcement Continues in 2015

Traveling to and attending various conferences has prevented me from posting for a couple weeks. So although I have not had time to blog, there has been much to write about– including the latest round of FDA Warning Letters.  In February and March alone, the FDA has issued at least 5 Warning Letters challenging the drug claims […]

Changes Coming to Chinese Cosmetics Regulatory Regime

According to ChemLinked reporter, Angelita Hu, China is making an effort to develop regulatory protocols and standards which match the technical and supervisory capacity of the cosmetic industry, by revising the 2007 Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics. To date the proposed revisions are seen as the most significant progress made in amending the standard since the release of […]