FDA Update: Guidance for Industry: Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products
Another informative update came yesterday straight from the FDA Headquarters! Let’s have a look at the introduction of this update:
This document provides guidance to industry and other stakeholders (e.g., academia, other regulatory groups) on FDA’s current thinking on the safety assessment of nanomaterials in cosmetic products. The guidance document is intended to assist industry and other stakeholders in identifying the potential safety issues of nanomaterials in cosmetic products and developing a framework for evaluating them. This guidance also provides contact information for manufacturers and sponsors who wish to discuss safety considerations regarding the use of specific nanomaterials in cosmetic products with FDA. This guidance is not applicable to other products regulated by FDA, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs and medical devices.
FDA’s guidance documents, including this guidance, do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, guidances describe the Agency’s current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word “should” in our guidances means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.
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