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Cosmetics Reform Activity Begins in the 115th Congress

Posted in Consumer Product Safety, Drugs & Cosmetics, Federal Regulations, Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Manufacturer Product Safety, Private Labeler Product Safety, U.S. Congress, Uncategorized

As we have discussed in previous posts, Congress may be moving towards finally enacting some long-awaited cosmetics reform legislation this year. On January 13, Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) reintroduced his cosmetics modernization bill as H.R.575. The package of reforms was first introduced in November 2015 as the Cosmetic Modernization Amendments of 2015 (H.R.4075). Overall, the proposed legislation would amend… Continue Reading

Even Further Down the Rabbit Hole: New EU Legislation Adds to GMO Quagmire

Posted in Federal Regulations, Food and Beverage, Litigation, State Regulations

A vote by European Union (EU) lawmakers in mid-January gave individual governments within the 28-nation bloc the authority to decide whether genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be grown and cultivated within their borders.  The move will give individual member states the ability to prohibit or restrict the cultivation of GMOs within their territory, even if the GMOs… Continue Reading