Enforcement of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act: What You Need to Know

Ensuring Compliance with MoCRA

24 AUG 2023 ALS


Cosmetics companies need to understand the recent dramatic changes to the regulatory framework for cosmetics in the United States. If you are a manufacturer, importer, marketer, or distributor of any type of cosmetic product for the USA market, you should be aware of the sweeping set of amendments to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act known as the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA). The first major update to the FD&C since it established USA cosmetics regulation in 1938, MoCRA was enacted in December 2022 and its phased roll-out is underway.
Understanding the repercussions of MoCRA is critically important. Non-compliance with the Act’s stringent rules governing ingredients, manufacturing processes, documentation, testing, inspection, and certification of cosmetics products could place your company at risk given the FDA’s enhanced enforcement powers—including the new legal authority to require a mandatory recall of cosmetics.

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:

Find out more in the ALS report on MoCRA to prepare for the changing regulatory landscape. 

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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