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Public Meeting: Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetic Products
June 1, 2023

Listening Session

June 1, 2023
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET

The FDA held a virtual listening session on June 1, 2023.

The purpose of the listening session was to consult cosmetics manufacturers, including smaller businesses, contract manufacturers, consumer organizations, and other experts to inform FDA’s efforts in developing regulations to establish good manufacturing practices (GMPs) for facilities that manufacture, or process cosmetic products distributed in the United States.


To facilitate input, the FDA developed a series of topics covering the types of information that we are interested in obtaining:

Topics Related to Good Manufacturing Practices

  1. Identify any national or international standard (e.g., International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 22716:2007) and the extent to which it would be practicable for good manufacturing practice regulations for cosmetic products to be consistent with such standard.  Please include whether there are specific items in the standard which are perceived to be burdensome or for which a less burdensome alternative exists that would protect the public health and ensure that cosmetic products are not adulterated. 
  2. Describe what constitutes sufficient flexibility within good manufacturing practices for cosmetic products to ensure regulations are practicable for all sizes and types of facilities to which such practices may apply.  Please take into account the size and scope of the businesses engaged in the manufacture of cosmetic products and the risks to public health posed by cosmetic products.
  3. Describe what constitutes simplified good manufacturing practices requirements for cosmetic products for smaller businesses to ensure regulations do not impose undue economic hardship. 
  4. Describe appropriate compliance times for good manufacturing practices regulations.

Topics Related to Economic Impact

  1. To what extent are manufacturers of cosmetic products already following a national or international standard for good manufacturing practices?  For manufacturers of cosmetic products that are not currently following such a national or international standard, what would it cost to implement good manufacturing practices consistent with such a standard?
  2. Please provide reports or examples of adverse events or recalls associated with a cosmetic product that were linked to manufacturing practices. How would implementing good manufacturing practices impact the likelihood of a recall of cosmetics products?  How would implementing good manufacturing practices impact the likelihood of consumers experiencing adverse events from the use of cosmetics products?  How would these impacts differ by type of cosmetic product?


You may submit written/electronic comments starting April 27, 2023. The deadline to submit comments is July 3, 2023. 

Submit comments electronically on https://www.regulations.gov/ to Docket No. FDA-2023-N-1466

Additional information on commenting is available in the Federal Register notice.

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