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New Cosmetic Reporting Requirements in California

Over 20% of all cosmetic products sold in the United States are sold in the state of California.  Many of these cosmetics were initially wholesaled elsewhere and are later transported to California for retail sale.  The California Safe Cosmetics Program requires manufacturers, packers and distributors identified on the cosmetic label to file a list of all their cosmetic products that contain any ingredients identified by California as known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, or adverse developmental or other reproductive toxicity, including colors and fragrances.   Reports must be filed even if the cosmetic product has been discontinued or reformulated since 2007.  California maintains a growing list of these cosmetic ingredients and has recently added new ingredients to their list.  Any cosmetic product sold in California that contains an ingredient on the California list must be reported.  Failure to report is a criminal offense, so it is important to verify whether your cosmetic product contains any of these ingredients, including newly added ingredients, and to verify that your cosmetic products are properly reported.

Registrar Corp assists companies with U.S. cosmetic regulations, including helping to determine if your company’s cosmetic ingredients trigger California’s cosmetic reporting requirements.  If a cosmetic must be reported, Registrar Corp can assist with filing the appropriate reports.  For more information, go to: http://www.RegistrarCorp.com/California-Cosmetics

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