July 2013

July 25, 2013Kirsten Wallerstedt

The D.C. District Court on 23 July 2013 denied the plaintiff’s challenges to the Conflict Minerals Rule. Therefore, the Rule as promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will remain in force.

July 15, 2013Kirsten Wallerstedt

Beginning 11 July 2013, the new European Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products will be in effect, replacing the existing Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC), which was first enacted in 1976.

July 10, 2013Mujadala Abdul-Majid

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 25 June 2013 published revisions to a draft guidance on good manufacturing practices (GMPs) for cosmetic products. The guidance is to share the FDA’s current thinking concerning what constitutes GMPs for cosmetics.

July 8, 2013Mujadala Abdul-Majid

The Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act (FDASIA) introduces for the first time a legal requirement for manufacturers to be accountable for their suppliers as a part of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).

July 2, 2013Kirsten Wallerstedt

The ENERGY STAR product labeling program, which began in 1992, helps U.S. consumers, businesses, utilities, and government agencies to identify more efficient products that lower their energy costs. It is jointly administered by EPA and the Department of Energy (DOE), with EPA as the lead agency.