Senate HELP Draft For Cosmetics Reform Does Not Go Far Enough – NGOs
A coalition of businesses and advocacy groups including Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, Black Women for Wellness, and Women’s Voices for the Earth believes the Senate HELP Committee’s discussion draft for modernizing US cosmetics regulation should do more to protect communities of color and professional salon workers, and preemption language should be nixed altogether.
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Breast Cancer Prevention Partners and its Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, along with the Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth, see the US Modernization of Cosmetics Regulations Act of 2022 as a significant jump forward. But its “sweeping” preemption provisions could put consumers at risk, and its cosmetics safety substantiation standard is a step back from preexisting FDA regulations, the groups say.
Companies have one year to comply with US FDA registration and product listing requirements under the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act of 2022, part of the $1.7tr omnibus spending package signed by President Joe Biden on 29 December. Trade groups applauded the historic milestone and the legislation’s departure from previous proposals, including the elimination of user fees.
The must-pass federal spending bill includes the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act, which previously appeared as a rider in US Food and Drug Administration user-fee legislation but was cut from the final iteration.