Beauty Store Business

OCT 2017

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48 October 2017 | beautystorebusiness.com AndrePopov, gettyimages.com Learn about two pieces of legislation designed to tighten safety measures for personal care products—and how they might impact the industry as a whole. C onsumers and business owners alike may be surprised to learn that the last government action on personal care product safety was enacted nearly 80 years ago, when The United States Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, signed by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1938, gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the power to regulate cosmetics. More recently, updated legislation has been introduced to reform the industry in terms of safety regulations—including the Personal Care Products Safety Act, intro- duced in April 2015 by Senators Dianne Feinstein (Democrat-California) and Susan Collins (Republican-Maine), and H.R. 575, the Cosmetic Modernization Amendments of 2017, introduced by Congressman Pete Sessions (Republican-Texas) in January. Though both are designed to protect consumers' health, each of the bills is backed by—and opposed by—various organizations and manufacturers in the industry. Here, we present pros and cons of each bill as outlined by supporters and detractors, and how some organizations are seeking a common ground.

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