Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 Mirrors Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Proposals, Would Greatly Expand FDA Authority Over Cosmetics
The bill would add a major new subchapter to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) chapter on cosmetics. This new subchapter would impose significant new obligations on FDA and on “brand owners,” the entities responsible for bringing a cosmetic to market, whether domestic or foreign establishments. Obligations would also be imposed on ingredient manufacturers and suppliers.
Cosmetic and personal care product companies use a rigorous scientific process to test the safety of products and ingredients.
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish new procedures and requirements for the registration of cosmetic product manufacturing establishments, the submission of cosmetic product and ingredient statements, and the reporting of serious and unexpected cosmetic product adverse events, and for other purposes.
The new Campaign for Safe Cosmetics report claims that “industry [can] put virtually any chemical into cosmetics with … no monitoring of health effects.” This statement is misleading at best
Personal Care Products Council Statement on Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ “Market Shift” Report: Industry Safety Initiatives Have Produced Tangible Results
The Personal Care Products Council issued the following statement today, November 30, 2011, by Kathleen Dezio, Council spokeswoman, in response to a new report released today by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC).
Advocates wave an innocent-looking banner extolling “green chemistry,” which in reality involves government second guessing decisions made within the private sector to force industry to make more “environmentally sound” or “green” products.
Rather than offer women and the public-at-large sound and balanced information about cosmetics and health, the survey authors push misinformation and junk science.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ November 1 report on the safety of baby products contains nothing new or scientifically noteworthy. Allegations made that commonly used baby products are contaminated with harmful levels of carcinogenic chemicals are false.
CEI releases the first of a series of studies on chemicals and the precautionary principle.
Study Confirms No Link Between Real World Use of Antibacterial Soaps and Antibiotic Resistance