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AUG 2019

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56 August 2019 | Bill Oxord/ Learn about the latest legislative pushes or increased FDA regulation o personal care products. by Tracy Morin I n October 2017, Beauty Store Business reported on two pieces o legislation: the Personal Care Products Saety Act, introduced in April 2015 by Sens. Dianne Feinstein ( D-Caliornia ) and Susan Collins ( R-Maine ) , supported by the Environmental Working Group ( EWG ) ; and H.R. 575, the Cosmetic Modernization Amendments o 2017, introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions ( R-Texas ) , supported by the Independent Cosmetic Manuacturers and Distributors Association ( ICMAD ) . Both were designed to help ensure consumers' saety by increasing U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) oversight o the personal care products industry. With Sessions having lost reelection, H.R. 575 proved to be a nonstarter, but a new bill is now being ormulated in the House. "So ar this year, only one bill has been introduced, the Feinstein-Collins Bill, S.726, the Personal Care Products Saety Act," explains Sharon Blinko, New York-based senior counsel or the Locke Lord law irm. "Meanwhile, still in the drating stage, the House Energy and Commerce sta has been working on a bill with the working title the 'Cosmetic Saety Enhancement Act o 2019.'"

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