1. Welcome and introduction


    Nidia Mariana Calvo Mendez Nidia Mariana Calvo Mendez
    Americas Managing Analyst, Enhesa Product
  3. Modernisation of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA)

    • the Modernisation of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA), enacted in December of 2022, is the most significant regulation overseeing cosmetics in the United States, since the implementation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act in 1938; 
    • MoCRA has numerous provisions, including facility registration and product listing, mandatory recall authority, adverse events, safety substantiation, labeling (specifically professional use), records access, records inspection, and testing method for asbestos in talc-containing proposed rule, which have statutory dates of December 29, 2023. Other provisions, such as Good Manufacturing Practice, labeling (for cosmetic products and fragrance allergen labeling), and PFAS in cosmetic products, have later statutory dates; and
    • the purpose of this presentation will be to provide: (1) an overview of MoCRA and its major provisions and (2) a status update on the work being conducted at FDA to implementation MoCRA.
    Linda M Katz Linda M Katz
    Director of the Office of Cosmetics and Colors (OCAC), in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  4. Washington State Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act

    • introduction & findings from 2023 cosmetics testing proviso;
    • ingredients and contaminants that will be restricted under Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act and upcoming rulemaking on formaldehyde releasers; 
    • support for small businesses to switch to personal care products that are certified as safer. 
    Rae Eaton Rae Eaton
    Chemical Hazard & Alternatives Assessment Specialist, Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction program, Washington State Department of Ecology
    Shari Franjevic Shari Franjevic
    Toxic Free Cosmetics Act Planner, Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction program, Washington State Department of Ecology
  5. California’s green chemistry and cosmetics laws

    • California’s green chemistry law; and 
    • California’s other cosmetics laws
    Jen Jackson Jen Jackson
    Environmental Program Manager, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
  6. Q&A session

  7. Break for 20 minutes

  8. Updates to Canadian requirements for cosmetics

    • Overview of the Canadian Regulatory Framework for Cosmetics;
    • Regulatory proposal concerning cosmetics;
    • Cosmetic Animal Testing Ban;
    • Strengthening the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999; and 
    • Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).
    Nibal Saikali Nibal Saikali
    Acting Head, Cosmetics Unit, Health Canada
    Magdalena Jurkiewicz Magdalena Jurkiewicz
    Senior Regulatory Policy and Risk Management Advisor, Health Canada
  9. EPA create a Safer Chemical Ingredient List (SCIL) for personal care products

    Scott Faber Scott Faber
    Senior VP, Government Affairs, Environmental Working Group (EWG)
  10. Q&A session

  11. Break for 20 minutes

  12. Session 6: LATIN AMERICA
  13. Cosmetics labelling: New requirements in Brazil and Latin America

    • labelling requirements update on Mercosur and Chile;
    • main points of change on each country; and
    • Brazil´s specific requirements
    Georgia Candido Georgia Candido
    Health Division Coordinator, Vigna Brasil
  14. Potential ban on certain animal testing activity in Brazil

    • introduction to Humane Society International;
    • research and toxicology department;
    • a policy overview about cosmetics;
    • Global overview;
    • Salve Ralph campaign;  
    • Brazilian regulatory scenario: state bills, CONCEA resolutions; and
    • next steps.
    Antoniana Ottoni Antoniana Ottoni
    Government Affairs Specialist, Humane Society International
  15. Q&A session

  17. The global mercury crisis in skin lightening products

    • mercury in skin-lightening products: danger and injustice;
    • a snapshot of the Zero Mercury Working Group campaign towards phasing out Mercury Added Skin-Lightening products;
    • latest results and scope of the issue (including illegal trade and online sales); and
    • global legal framework and next steps.
    Charline Cheuvant Charline Cheuvant
    Policy officer for mercury, European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
  18. USA – The Clean Beauty Justice Roadmap

    • people of colour may be exposed to hazardous ingredients in beauty and personal care products more frequently, potentially contributing to disproportionate adverse health outcomes;
    • increasingly, research and policy efforts have focused on this disparate exposure and solutions for addressing products; and
    • The Clean Beauty Justice roadmap provides guidance to retailers and product manufacturers to eliminate this inequity


    Alissa Sasso Alissa Sasso
    Manager, Safer Chemicals – EDF + Business, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF)
  19. Q&A session

    Joined by

    Michael T. Bender Michael T. Bender
    Co-coordinator, Zero Mercury Working Group
  20. Close of day two and conference

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