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Devon Hill and Sara Gaines Quoted in Chemical Watch Article on US Cosmetic Regulations

Keller and Heckman Partner Devon Hill and Counsel Sara Gaines were quoted in the Chemical Watch article, “US Congress passes measure advancing cosmetic disclosure, mandatory recall.” The article discusses several provisions to strengthen the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) oversight of the personal care products sector, which were incorporated within the recent omnibus spending package passed by Congress. New reforms that are part of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MCRA) will enact FDA ingredient notification requirements and mandatory recall authority for personal care product manufacturers. These are some of the first changes to US cosmetic regulations since the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act in 1938. Devon and Sara explained that the MCRA would not preempt state or local regulation of cosmetic ingredients or enforcement of an existing ingredient disclosure obligation. However, they said, it would block states and localities "from implementing or enforcing any other requirement for cosmetics with respect to registration and product listing, good manufacturing practice, records, recalls, adverse event reporting or safety substantiation.” 

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