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Florida Considers Changing Cosmetics Mandate

Contact Author Nicole Urbanowicz
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The state of Florida is considering changing a mandate on the biannual registration of cosmetics.

Senate Bill 0176 proposes removing the requirement that a person who manufactures, packages, repackages, labels, or relabels a cosmetic in this state must register such cosmetic biennially with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Another bill, HB 261: Cosmetic Product Registration, which is now in Florida's Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, also proposes removing the requirement that a person who manufactures, packages, repackages, labels, or relabels a cosmetic in the state must register such cosmetic biennially with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Its provisions include eliminating registration requirements for cosmetics, although it keeps the requirements for medical devices and over-the-counter drugs.

Currently, a cosmetic manufacturer permit is required for any person that manufactures or repackages cosmetics in Florida. Florida's current law does not require any permit for the distribution of cosmetics – only the manufacturing or repackaging. However, cosmetic distributors must keep and maintain sales and other distribution records.

 

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