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. Under California law, CARB is authorized by law to [...]

FDA Warning Letters: cleansers, creams, moisturizers deemed drugs by FDA

FDA Warning Letters: cleansers, creams, moisturizers deemed drugs by FDA

Under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, cosmetic products and ingredients do not need FDA pre-market approval, with the exception of color additives. As a result, FDA's enforcement of the FDCA are taken against products already on the market.  One such enforcement mechanism is the issuance of Warning Letters.  As Warning Letters are posted, available here, [...]

Campaigns for Safer Cosmetics — A Glance at EU and U.S. Laws

Over the coming months, I will present elements of the new EU Regulation 1223/2009 (Cosmetics Regulation) with a discussion of differences between the U.S. and E.U. rules.   This first installment pertains to prohibited substances and provides a glance at some recently enacted or pending legislation pertaining to chemicals. The EU Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC) bans or restricts over [...]