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Personal Care Products Council CEO & President Pamela G. Bailey Testifies on FDA Cosmetic Regulation Before U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Date:5/14/2008

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"Product safety in a global marketplace is not only a matter of law for our members but also the primary commitment for each of them and for our trade association," said Pamela Bailey. "The Council is a science-based, safety-first organization with a decades-long track record of product safety initiatives that go beyond the requirements of the law."

For nearly 40 years, personal care product companies have invested millions of dollars through the Council in additional safety programs and initiatives to supplement FDA regulations. These initiatives include:

-- The FDA Company Registration Program (VCRP) through which FDA collects

information on manufacturers, packers, and distributors of cosmetic

products in commercial distribution in the U.S.;

-- The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) -- an independent expert panel of

scientists and physicians that evaluate safety data for the most

commonly-used cosmetic ingredients;

-- The Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary that has been cited by the FDA as

the primary source of ingredient names for FDA regulations requiring

cosmetic ingredient labeling;

-- Technical Guidelines for the industry that provide information on

microbiological testing, quality assurance, and safety testing;

-- Consumer Commitment Code that requires signing member companies to go

beyond the requirements of the law by agreeing to open their scientific

data and information to FDA scrutiny, to report to FDA serious and

unexpected adverse consumer experiences with a cosmetic product, and to

register their manufacturing establishments and formulas with the FDA;

-- The Establishment of International Consumer Safety Standards through

the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) program;

-- ICCR, a Global Harmonization of Regulations process, is an off
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