US regulators are taking a closer look at manufacturing processes for cosmetics. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
has made several small changes to its proposed cosmetics survey in response to public comments. It has sent the changes to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
for review and approval. Proposed in April, the survey will examine manufacturing processes used in the cosmetics industry, with a focus on the practices companies use to ensure product quality and safety. According to Chemical Watch, most of the proposed modifications involve rephrasing for clarification and accuracy. Although the agency has added one question on how often respondents buy cosmetic products labelled as "fragrance-free."
FDA is accepting comments on the proposed changes until December 23. The Agency randomly selected about 900 manufacturers to take part in the survey. According to reports, an independent contractor will process and mask the responses prior to review in order to keep participants' comments anonymous. Results will be shared with the public at a later date.