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With increasingly complex consumer, regulatory, and production demands on the rise many small to midsize manufacturers of ingredients and products are struggling to keep pace.
Many would say they are failing to adapt and adopt better methods for assessing product quality and safety, especially in the eyes of regulatory bodies such as the FDA and EMA.
Today, significant changes to the FDA's authority over cosmetic safety are continuously pushing companies to change the way they do business, but without a clear idea of how they can respond to the pressure to release products faster while minimizing the risk of contamination.
With a newly introduced United States Senate bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, regulatory oversight is increasing and elevating its standards of cosmetic safety.
While cosmetics are not FDA-approved, they are FDA regulated, which means regulators will begin to hold manufacturers accountable for the safety of their products, just as they do pharmaceutical manufacturers for the safety, efficacy, and quality of their drugs.
The solutions to these demands are already being used by the world's leading cosmetic and consumer companies, which have helped them both protect their brand, their customers, and their bottom line.
With this in mind, when was the last time your quality system got a makeover? Learn how Charles River can help on our cosmetics industry solutions page.