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Get the answers to your questions about how your soaps, lotions, creams, mineral makeup, sugar scrub and more are regulated by the US Food & Drug Administration -- and get the answers from the horse's mouth!
Through an arrangement with FDA's Office of Cosmetics & Colors, IBN is pleased to present this overview of how FDA regulates cosmetics.
What you'll learn:
* What are the differences between a cosmetic and a drug * How to make informed decisions about using innovative marketing claims without turning your cosmetic into a product regulated like a drug
* What marketing claims come close to the drug line -- anti-aging, healing, aid, diminish, control, smoking cessation, insomnia, relaxation, etc.
*What the FDA looks at to determine whether drug claims are being made -- websites, blogs, Twitter, customer testimonials, etc.
* Whether and how the FDA regulate use of the term, "organic * How colors are certified and what color certification means
* How and whether to use INCI names on product labels?
* What print sizes and fonts are required for cosmetics labels?
* and more!!
Meet Our Expert Guest
Don Havery is the Leader of the Cosmetics Activities Team, Office of Cosmetics and Colors, in FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Mr. Havery began working at the Food and Drug Administration in 1971 as an analytical chemist, primarily developing methods for the determination of N-nitrosamines in foods and other consumer products. In 1991 he took the position as Leader of the Cosmetic Technology Team in the Office of Cosmetics and Colors, where he was responsible for managing a laboratory team responsible for developing analytical methods for the determination of cosmetic ingredients and contaminants, and investigating causes of adverse reactions.
His current team has numerous functions including responding to Congressional, consumer and media inquiries, responding to FOI requests, addressing citizen petitions, developing guidance documents, maintaining the office web site, investigating and responding to consumer adverse reactions, investigating the toxicological profiles of cosmetic ingredients and contaminants, performing exposure and risk assessments, and providing cosmetic chemistry support to FDA laboratory projects.
Mr. Havery is also administrator of the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program, which program he played a large role in creating.
Mr. Havery received his BS degree in chemistry from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. He has published about 30 technical papers, many on the subject of the determination of N-nitroso compounds in foods and cosmetics.
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