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TeamWorks Explores Regulations in Cosmetics
By: Rachel Chapman
Posted: April 24, 2006
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Rounding out the conference, David Steinberg gave an animated speech covering the new California Safe Cosmetic Act of 2005: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” During the speech, Steinberg added his commentary throughout, illustrating the difficulties created by the new legislation—both for cosmetic manufacturers and lawmakers in California.
The educational conference concluded with a lively question/answer session including all the speakers.
In reply to an organic-related question, Friedman expanded on “organic” claims, stating that the original intent was to claim that a product is “minimally processed.”
In regards to product claims, Rockman commented that the U.S. government may not notice science-based claims made on non-over-the-counter products, but that competing product manufacturers will; and they may bring in the National Advertising Agency (NAD) to litigate.
A member of the audience then posed the queston: “If an ingredient is a blend and tested on animals, do you have to declare it, per Proposition 65?” To which Steinberg answered, “Any part of any blend tested anywhere on animals for any country’s regulations must be documented.”