Earlier this week the International Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) expressed to Congress the need for a national safety standard for the cosmetic industry. It is ICMAD’s belief that a single industry standard is vital to preserving industry innovation and avoid burdening small cosmetic businesses.
Members of ICMAD, including President and CEO Pam Busiek, and CEO of Jack Black, Curran Dandurand, have expressed their concerns surrounding the burden placed on small businesses required to obey with a range of state regulations. Busiek believes that a national safety standard is what will promote cohesive, scientific guidelines for all states.
ICMAD voiced its support, Cosmetic Modernization Amendments of 2015 (H.R. 4075), which recommends that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continue to oversee the safety measures in the cosmetics industry. This bill was created in the hopes that artificial barriers would not be given entry to the marketplace and that unnecessary burdens that stifle the innovation and growth of small businesses will be stopped.
“The safety of our cosmetics and personal care products is our top priority–without safe products, those who manufacture and sell them would have no business,” Busiek said.