FDA Announces New Home For Cosmetics Under Proposed Food Program Restructuring
The agency plans to move cosmetics regulation and color certification functions out of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and into the Office of the Chief Scientist. The Personal Care Products Council and Independent Beauty Association provide their initial reactions.
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