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FDA Reviewing Information Collections on Cosmetic Labeling, Food Facility Records

Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The Food and Drug Administration is accepting comments through June 17 on the proposed extension of the following information collection provisions in its cosmetic labeling regulations.

- the label of a cosmetic product must bear a declaration of the ingredients in descending order of predominance

- the principal display panel of a cosmetic product must bear a statement of the identity of the product

- the label of a cosmetic product must specify the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer or distributor

- the label of a cosmetic product must declare the net quantity of contents of the product

The FDA is also inviting comments through June 17 on the proposed extension of the following information collections concerning the requirement for persons who manufacture, process, pack, hold, receive, distribute, transport or import food in the United States to establish and maintain records identifying the immediate previous sources and immediate subsequent recipients of food.

- records for non-transporters must include the name and full contact information of sources, recipients and transporters; an adequate description of the food, including the quantity and packaging; and the receipt and shipping dates

- required records for transporters include the names of consignor and consignee, points of origin and destination, date of shipment, number of packages, description of freight, route of movement and name of each carrier participating in the transportation, and transfer points through which shipment moved

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