US House Appropriators Seek Data On Fragrance Allergens In Cosmetics, ‘Balance’ In Sunscreen Regs
The House Appropriations Committee asks the US Food and Drug Administration to provide a report to Congress in two years on the resources it would need to develop a database for fragrance allergens used in cosmetics. The committee’s report accompanying FY2023 FDA funding legislation also touches on OTC sunscreen regulation, PFAS in cosmetics, skin-lightening ingredients, and more.
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“We’ve been keeping tabs of the amount of products containing PFAS over the last several years and, unfortunately, we’re not seeing really a lot of it going away,” said Katz, director of the Office of Cosmetics and Colors, at the Independent Beauty Association’s Cosmetics Regulations Workshop.
OTC manufacturers would add endorsements to committee’s discussion of making more consumer health products available in US. In their report, appropriators both introduced a concern and added details to an existing statement about menstrual products.
Appropriations Committee publishes FY2023 spending bill and report FDA day before it votes on the legislation. It recommends increasing FDA’s budget by less than $400m from its current appropriation to $6.48bn.