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The Organic Trade Association expects the USDA final rule to “protect organic integrity throughout the supply chain,” promote consumer trust, and incentivize cosmetics brands to seek certification under a more robust National Organic Program. But foundational problems linked to alleged organic deception in beauty and personal care still exist.
Agency’s recent responses denying three petitions filed in 2001 by US industry trade groups and in 2002 by pharmaceutical ingredient and chemicals firm explain the changes requested can be proposed in “OTC monograph order requests” pathway established in program overhaul.
Root Wellness execs address the company’s scrape with the Direct Selling-Self Regulatory Council and resulting referral to the Federal Trade Commission.
States’ efforts on prohibiting sales to minors of OTC diet drugs as well as weight loss and bodybuilding supplements to minors didn’t advance in 2022, setting stage for more showdowns in 2023.
Titanium dioxide stakeholders argued successfully in the Court of Justice of the European Union that TiO2’s hazard classification in 2020 under the CLP was based on shoddy science and a flawed interpretation of EU law. The industry win comes as the European Commission is finalizing a regulation to establish new CLP hazard classes, including for endocrine disruptors.
The must-pass federal spending bill includes the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act, which previously appeared as a rider in US Food and Drug Administration user-fee legislation but was cut from the final iteration.