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Coty and English footballer David Beckham announce a collection of eau de parfums rolling out to US retailers nationwide in January following a debut in JCPenney. Arcaea introduces biotech-based scents capturing the essence of extinct flowers, and Procter & Gamble’s Mielle hair-care brand launches its first ad campaign. More product launch and marketing news.
FDA’s OTC Monograph User Fees Are Existential Threat To Small Contract Manufacturers, Cosmetics Brands
OMUFA reauthorization should include small business considerations for the US FDA’s OTC Monograph Drug User Fee Program, which established in 2020 a ‘one-size-fits-all’ facility and monograph order request user fee system which could lead to more contract manufacturer exits, a manufacturing bottleneck for OTC cosmetic products, and fewer product choices, says IBA.
The US Federal Trade Commission is "fully prepared" to bring forward cases after issuing hundreds of penalty offense notices in April regarding health claims substantiation, and it is likely to seek injunctive and monetary relief, said Samuel Levine, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, at the National Advertising Division’s annual conference in Philadelphia.
The US FTC’s Sam Levine, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, discusses the advent of AI and the compounding risks consumers face in today’s evolving, largely unregulated, profoundly uncertain digital age.
The BBB National Program Inc. expects to double the number of National Advertising Division SWIFT reviews completed in 2023 compared with last year as stakeholders grow more comfortable with the process. At its annual conference in Philadelphia 19-20 September, NAD said it is speeding up the time it takes to complete both SWIFT and standard track reviews.
The mega-retailer is defending a proposed class action in Minnesota federal court over its ‘Target Clean’ marketing and label, which it has awarded "independently" to around 4,000 products in its stores. Consumer plaintiffs allege some offerings contain ingredients on the program's “formulated without” list, as well as other hazardous substances that ought not be in clean products. Pending litigation against Sephora stands to be influential.