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Comparatively Speaking: cGMP vs. ISO

Tony O'Lenick draws on the expertise of Joe Albanese of 3V Inc. to discuss the differences between cGMP compliance and ISO certification.

PCPC Publishes a Response to CSC Video

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has published a response to "The Story of Cosmetics," a video by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) alleging that cosmetic manufacturers formulate toxic chemicals into consumer products.

2010 Safe Cosmetics Act Introduced to the US House

US House representatives recently introduced HR 5786, the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, only days after the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) petitioned Congress for greater oversight from the US Food and Drug Administration.

The Council Calls for Greater FDA Personal Care Regulation

The Personal Care Products Council has effected an initiative through which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would have a greater role in assessing ingredient safety for personal care products sold in the United States.

From California to Colorado: Three Battles Against Cosmetics

In 2004, State Assemblyperson Judy Chu (D–Monterey Park, CA) fired the first bullets at the cosmetics industry by introducing a bill in California to ban certain ingredients from all cosmetics sold in the state.

FDA and SDA Address Triclosan Concern

The FDA updated its Web site on Apr. 8, 2010, with its most recent information on triclosan. According to the FDA, triclosan provides a benefit to a number of personal care products, and it does not have sufficient safety evidence to recommend changing consumer use of products that contain triclosan. However, the FDA also did not have evidence that triclosan provided any additional benefit when added to antibacterial soaps and body washes.

The FDA's 'Wish List': A Unified Agenda

The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 and Executive Order 12866 require the publication of a semiannual inventory of the rulemaking under development, and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) publishes this wish list for the FDA. The latest came out on Dec. 7, 2009.

Colorado Judiciary Votes No to Safe Products Act

On March 1, 2010, Colorado's House Committee on Judiciary voted to indefinitely postpone House Bill 10-1248 (HB 1248), or the Colorado Safe Personal Care Products Act.

Bill Proposes the Colorado Safe Personal Care Products Act

On Feb. 3, 2010, a bill was introduced into the Colorado State Legislature to prohibit the sale of personal care products formulated with chemicals identified as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity.

ACC Defends the Safety of Confidential Products

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has assured consumers that confidential products launched to the market are safe and notes that the confidentiality of these products protects innovation and jobs.

Personal Care Products Council Defends Face Paint Regulation

The Personal Care Products Council has responded to a report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics alleging that face paints not only contain lead, nickel, cobalt and chromium, but also bear misleading claims.

California Extends Deadline for Safe Cosmetics Program

The state of California has extended the deadline for reporting cosmetic ingredients considered as hazardous or potentially hazardous. The initial deadline of Oct. 15, 2009, has been extended to Dec. 15.

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