With increasing pressure to apply stricter safety standards for skin care products, FDA has improved guidelines.
Under these FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition System, (CAERS) will, if a potential safety concern is identified, perform a further evaluation. Based on this evaluation of the potential safety concern, FDA may then take regulatory action to improve product safety and protect public health either by communicating new safety information to consumers, or , if necessary, to remove the product altogether from the market.
This is improvement on the existing procedures which need to be strengthened in the interest of public health. The manufacturers of cosmetics and skin care products are not obliged to get their products evaluated before marketing them. The FDA does prevent mislabeling or other deceptive claims accompanying such products. It has consistently advised manufacturers to use whatever testing is necessary to ensure the safety of their products and ingredients.
FDA also encourages cosmetic firms to participate in its Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP) using the online registration system. Cosmetic manufacturers, distributors, and packers can file information on their products that are currently being marketed to consumers in the United States and register their manufacturing and/or packaging facility locations in the VCRP database.
FDA can take action against cosmetics on the market that are in violation of these laws, as well as companies and individuals who market such products. However, often the online suppliers are not adhering to the safety specifications, and have been found to be indulging in deceptive marketing campaigns.
Promoting awareness among consumers to make informed choice for certified genuine skin care products, HerballyRadiant welcomes the new FDA guidelines. The consumers need to satisfy themselves about the safety of the product, especially when it comes to getting them from online suppliers. Quite often, most of the branded products from online companies have been found to be not genuine.