May 7, 2020: Vol. 2 No. 7
ICMAD UPCOMING EVENTS
ICMAD Members Helping Members Open Forum Webinar Series

ICMAD is hosting a series of webinar events on the business challenges arising from COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration links for upcoming sessions and recordings of past Online Events are available on the COVID-19 page of the ICMAD website .

Join us TODAY for the next session: ICMAD COVID-19 Webinar: L ooking Into the Future - Understanding the Post-Virus Marketplace ; discussion leaders from Colour Collective (3 PM ET) click here to register
MEMBER SURVEY
Would a Ban on PFAS Chemicals Impact Your Business?

Federal and State Legislators are looking at the PFAS category of chemicals for possible restrictions or bans in many categories - including cosmetics and personal care.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, Teflon, GenX, and many other chemicals.

Please let us know whether future regulation of this chemical class would impact your business.

COVID-19 UPDATES
ICMAD Signs Onto ISD Support Letter

Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC) and the Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD) are looking for support on this time sensitive letter to encourage the federal government to provide communities with a full range of financial, and information and technical assistance tools to retain important community assets and small businesses in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. ICMAD has signed on in support. Please review the letter and consider adding your support.

Personal Care Products Listed as 'Critical Essential Infrastructure'

Personal Care products have been added to the list of 'Critical Essential Infrastructure' by the Department of Homeland Security and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in the Healthcare/Public Health section.

CARES Act Makes Threatened Sunscreen Ingredients GRASE Again, But Next Steps Uncertain

Many questions remain following the late March enactment of the U.S. CARES Act, which overhauls the FDA's OTC drug regulatory framework and resets the GRASE status of long-used sunscreen drug ingredients whose safety and effectiveness have come under question by the FDA.

FDA/FTC Warning Letters

The FDA & FTC continue to issue joint Warning Letters to manufacturers making unsupported Coronavirus prevention and treatment claims. Products receiving Warning Letters include CBD products, essential oils, and a sonic silicone facial brush, among many others.

OTC REFORM UPDATES
FDA: FREE Webinar - Monograph Reform Is Here! Learn What to Expect and How to Prepare

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 1 PM - 2 PM ET

TOPICS:
  • Current system regulating Over-the-Counter Drugs and why there is a need for reform of the monograph system

  • Key elements of the new Monograph Reform legislation

  • How FDA will transition all monographs & how stakeholders might consider preparing for Monograph Reform

ADVERTISING UPDATES
What is Happening with Pending Advertising Challenges at NAD?

The National Advertising Division is moving forward with modified operations and procedures for filing a challenge and logistics for challenge related meetings.

Clean/Green Claims: NAD Tells Method to Discontinue "Non Toxic" Claims

The National Advertising Division recommended that S.C. Johnson discontinue the claim "non-toxic" on package labeling for certain Method Cleaning products following a challenge by P&G. SCJ is appealing the decision to the National Advertising Review Board. This decision may be very inform many segments of our industry and the appeal decision will be important to watch.

CALIFORNIA UPDATE
CARB Introduces a New Topic That May Impact Online Claims for VOC Products

The California Air Resources Board hosted a webinar on April 14 to continue discussions on Consumer Products Regulation Amendments (note: hair sprays, dry shampoo and fragrance). A new topic was introduced at the end of the session that may negatively impact companies who sell different formulas regionally for CARB regulated products.

CANADA UPDATE
Health Canada Loosens Hand Sanitizer Regulation

Health Canada is temporarily allowing the use of technical-grade ethanol for the production of hand sanitizer in an effort to help meet demand. The interim authorization includes a list of approved suppliers and ethanol production conditions.

EU UPDATE
REACH: ECHA Postpones Completeness Check of Chemical Safety Reports until October 2020

The European Chemicals Agency will not begin checking the completeness of chemical safety reports in April 2020 as planned, holding off until October to implement that aspect of an updated approach announced in December 2019 under the EU's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation.

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Meredith Petillo, Director of Regulatory and Technical Services: mpetillo@icmad.org