Enforcement of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act: What You Need to Know
Ensuring Compliance with MoCRA
To help you stay ahead of the curve, we have put together a clear and concise guide covering MoCRA that distills from the legislation the key requirements, provisions, and milestones that could affect you in the upcoming months and years.
The report helps you understand:
- Adverse events reporting—MoCRA requires manufacturers to monitor and report adverse events associated with the use of their products.
- cGMP requirements—manufacturers must adhere to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) requirements to ensure that their products are safe and effective.
- Facility registration and product listing—all facilities manufacturing or processing cosmetics in the US are now required to register their facilities with the FDA and provide complete ingredients lists for their products.
- FDA recall authority—if the FDA determines that a cosmetic product may be adulterated or misbranded, MoCRA gives it the legal authority to require a mandatory recall.
- Testing and compliance—manufacturers can help ensure compliance with the Act through a variety of testing services offered by ALS. We can also help with product and ingredient reports, recommendations to help meet cGMP requirements, and resolution of non-compliance issues.
- Small business accommodations—MoCRA allows several exceptions for small businesses, including a longer compliance period and exemptions from some regulations.
- Immediate ramifications—we have noticed a recent higher frequency of facility audits by the FDA and the issuance of warning letters to cosmetics manufacturers from the FDA, as well as warning letters from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Our report provides details about the FDA warnings and discusses other apparent ramifications of the enactment of MoCRA.
An industry leader in cosmetics safety and efficacy testing, ALS is helping our clients in the cosmetics industry navigate these changes. If you have any questions about how the new regulations may impact you, email us at mocra.info@ALSGlobal.com or call the phone number in the report to get in direct contact with our experts.
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