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Future Changes in the FDA’s Regulation of Cosmetics

On February 28, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration announced its removal of cosmetic regulation out of the Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and into the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS). The new move is in response to the December 2022 omnibus bill enacted under the U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act which provided the FDA with authority to regulate cosmetics, its manufacturing and implementation of new requirements for manufacturers.


Presently, the FDA does not preapprove or authorize cosmetics except for colour additives. Cosmetic products are not required to be manufactured under good manufacturing practices (GMP’s), and manufacturing facilities are not required to be registered with FDA. In addition to this, manufactured cosmetic products are not required to be listed. As a result, the FDA has faced significant backlash as it regards optimizing its regulatory focus towards the Cosmetic Industry.


The new proposed changes set out to:

The FDA is proposing the finalization of the new enactment in the fall of 2023. The new bill highlights the first changes to cosmetic regulation since the 1950’s.

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