GRMA is Now an Independent Nonprofit Organization

GRMA is Now an Independent Nonprofit Organization

As I previously announced, I Chair the GRMA Joint Committee on the Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics. I am excited to share after 4-years of hard work by so many of its members, the Global Retailer and Manufacturers Alliance (“GRMA”) is now an official, independent nonprofit organization! Many major retailers, manufacturers, trade associations and certification bodies are working together as the GRMA to develop consensus-based American National Standards for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in several industries. NSF International, an ANSI-accredited standards development organization (SDO), is facilitating the ANSI standards development process on behalf of the GRMA.  Continue reading “GRMA is Now an Independent Nonprofit Organization”

NSF GRMA Joint Committee for Cosmetics Looking for Members

NSF GRMA Joint Committee for Cosmetics Looking for Members

NSF is seeking experts to serve on the GRMA Joint Committee for Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics.  Specifically, members from industry (cosmetic manufacturers) and public health (academia, government, public health officials, doctors) are still needed before the Joint Committee may be officially formed.  Members provide technical guidance, review and vote on revisions to draft/proposed NSF/ANSI standards, and address public health and safety issues.  To seat the Joint Committee, there must be a balance of members representing Users, Public Health and Safety/Regulatory, and Industry stakeholders. Are you interested? Continue reading “NSF GRMA Joint Committee for Cosmetics Looking for Members”

“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 numerous industry trade and consumer groups, including the following: Continue reading ““Personal Care Products Safety Act” S. 1014: Proposed Legislation that will Have a Huge Impact on the Cosmetics Industry if Enacted”

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

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 for cosmetics industry professionals, marketers, and compliance officers.  To register, please click here.  And, you can earn 9.0 CLE credit!

Register Now! Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law — Updated Agenda

Register Now! Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law — Updated Agenda

I am excited to announce a few changes to the agenda for our Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law seminar. Curt Valva of Aubrey Organics will be the MC for the seminar.  In addition, Dr. Paula Johnson, Research Scientist and Lead of the California Safe Cosmetics Act Program will be a presenter.  A revised agenda and updated brochure will be available soon.  But don’t wait to register as spaces are filling up quickly.  For more information please visit the events page here.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Are You Ready? It’s Time to Comply with the California Air Resources Board’s New Reporting Requirements

Are You Ready? It’s Time to Comply with the California Air Resources Board’s New Reporting Requirements

 

Are you ready?  It is time to comply with the California Air Resources Board’s (“CARB”) new reporting requirements– The 2013 Consumer & Commercial Products Survey.  All companies selling “chemically formulated consumer and commercial products in or into California MUST report their 2013 sales and formulation data. Continue reading “Are You Ready? It’s Time to Comply with the California Air Resources Board’s New Reporting Requirements”

Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law: 2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar

Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law: 2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar

Join us for a day and a half legal seminar devoted to the cosmetics industry on April 17-18, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Continue reading “Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law: 2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar”