In early December, Farah K. Ahmed, president and CEO of the Fragrance Creators Association (Fragrance Creators), released a statement on behalf of the organization urging the U.S. Congress to finalize the Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act before the year ends.
The association recently sent out an updated statement pressing congress for the inclusion of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulations Act in the FY2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act.
“Fragrance Creators applauds the inclusion of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulations Act in the FY2023 omnibus appropriations bill and we urge Congress to approve it this week. This will create a modern cosmetics regulatory framework—including for fragrances in cosmetics products—designed to advance sound science, safety, innovation, and consumer confidence," she wrote.
"We thank Senators Murray, Burr, Collins and Feinstein and Representatives Pallone and McMorris Rodgers and their tireless staffs for championing this legislation. While we are pleased that cosmetics regulations are now coming in line with the needs of the 21st century, we remain concerned that future individual state actions could negatively impact competition, limit innovation, and cause consumer confusion. Fragrance Creators looks forward to engaging with the Food and Drug Administration to ensure a strong federal role and proper implementation of the cosmetics modernization provisions as related to fragrance."