Tag Archive: Cosmetics

Jun 07

Cosmetic Products and the FDA

FDA Regulation of Cosmetics Products Importers introducing cosmetic products into the United States must be mindful of FDA regulations, which can present a barrier to market entry if the appropriate steps are not taken to ensure compliance. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) works in conjunction with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to monitor …

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Apr 07

Food & Drug (FDA) Attorney Katherine Giannamore Interviewed on Complexities of Marketing Cosmetics

On March 31, 2015, Attorney Katherine Giannamore, of The Law Office of Katherine Giannamore, P.A., was interviewed by Ryan Nelson of “The Rose Sheet” about the challenges that companies face when marketing cosmetic products. “The Rose Sheet” is one of the industry’s premier sources for specialized, in-depth coverage and analysis of regulatory and market developments …

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Mar 27

FDA Warns of Marketing Cosmetics with Drug Claims

The difference between a product being marketed as a cosmetic and marketed as a drug can be a very thin line. However, the differences in regulation between the two are stark. The Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (The Act) governs the regulation of drugs and cosmetic products. The Act defines a cosmetic, in part, …

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Oct 27

FDA Imports: Foods and Cosmetics

Do you ever wonder how your favorite exotic cheese, foreign cookies, or champagne make it to the United States? As it turns out, importing food and cosmetics into the United States is not as simple as putting it in boxes and shipping it to the supermarket or local drug store. The U.S. Food and Drug …

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Dec 19

FDA Seeks to Review Safety and Effectiveness of Antibacterial Soaps

On December 16, 2013, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule, “Safety and Effectiveness of Consumer Antiseptics,” that would require manufacturers of over-the-counter (OTC) antibacterial soaps and body washes to provide the FDA with data demonstrating that the products are safe for long-term use and effective in preventing illness and infection. …

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Sep 20

FDA’s CFSAN Announces Plan for Program Priorities

On September 4, 2013, the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN or the Center), a public health regulatory center in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), published its 2013-2014 Plan for Program Priorities. The plan outlines certain goals and objectives that CFSAN intends to achieve to improve food and cosmetic safety. You …

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