Friday, April 13, 2012

FDA Compliance & Enforcement - Inspection of Cosmetics: An Overview

FDA Compliance and Enforcement; Inspection of Cosmetics: An Overview:

"Section 704 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD and C Act) authorizes FDA to conduct inspections of cosmetic firms at reasonable times, in a reasonable manner, and without prior notice in order to assure compliance with the applicable laws and regulations, to determine whether cosmetics are safe and properly labeled, and to identify possible health risks and other violations of the law.

A number of factors affect how FDA determines that an inspection of a cosmetic establishment may be warranted. These factors may include--but are not limited to--the type of products, the significance of consumer or trade complaints received, the company's compliance history, FDA surveillance and compliance initiatives, and agency resources.

Some things to know about inspections: . . . "

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Follow the link above to read the full FDA article.

Although there are no good manufacturing practice (GMP) regulations for cosmetics, the FDA offers a Good Manufacturing Practice Guidelines (Inspection Checklist). Failure to adhere to GMP may result in an adulterated or misbranded product.

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