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FDA cosmetics enforcement

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Memorandum of Understanding completed in early June between FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition allows Office of Cosmetics and Colors to "manage enforcement actions" for cosmetic products "whose label or labeling contains structure/function or disease claims," CFSAN Director Levitt announces during mid-year progress report July 17. MoU was "A" list priority for the center in fiscal 2002 (1"The Rose Sheet" Feb. 4, 2001, p. 13). Other "A" list goals for current year were completing color additive certification procedures within an average of five working days and release of a labeling guidance on alpha hydroxcy acid-containing products...

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