Video: Bill Aims to Increase Safety Standards of Personal Care Products

Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), spoke to INSIDER at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, March 9-13, about regulations governing personal care products.

A bill introduced in the United States Senate in 2015 aims to increase safety standards of personal care products—a market segment lacking sufficient regulatory oversight. In fact, according to Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs at the Environmental Working Group (EWG),who spoke to INSIDER at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, March 9-13, personal care products are the most lightly regulated segment of commerce.

The bill, named the Personal Care Products Safety Act, aims to set safety standards for personal care and cosmetic products enforceable by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sponsored by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the legislation, if passed, would give FDA authority to recall a cosmetic product that is likely to cause an adverse health effect, develop and implement good manufacturing practices (GMPs), and to inspect a company’s safety records, among other provisions.

 

 

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