Originally introduced to Congress in 2015, the Personal Care Products Safety Act has been proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein, now co-sponsored by Senator Susan Collins. Per the bill, “The FDA must:
- develop and implement cosmetic manufacturing standards that are consistent with existing national and international standards,
- be allowed to inspect a company’s cosmetic safety records,
- recall a cosmetic that is likely to cause serious adverse health consequences, and
- encourage cosmetic safety testing practices that minimize the use of animals.
If passed, this bill would give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) increased authority over regulation for beauty product production in the US. Currently, the FDA has limited authority and companies are mostly responsible for their own safety oversight. The passing of this bill would be a step in the right direction to improve safety of beauty products and help to increase consumer trust.
See the most recent press release from Senator Feinstein here.
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