Amy N. Mittelman, Davis+Gilbert Advertising + Marketing associate, will speak during a lecture titled “Cosmetics Regulation” at the Fordham University School of Law to be held in New York on April 17.
This course will cover the governmental, industrial, and societal regulation of cosmetics and other personal care products. Topics will include the history of cosmetic regulation, the definition of cosmetics versus drugs, cosmetic misbranding and adulteration requirements under the 1938 Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDAC) and additional Federal statutes, local regulations for select states, and how the FDAC is enforced. The course will consider issues that cosmetic companies regularly face, such as creating a brand identity the importance of developing a safe and efficacious product creating a robust quality program as a brand protection measure the role of the FTC and their coordination with the FDA complying with domestic and international guidelines across distribution channels as they relate to product formulation, label, and marketing and social media and digital marketing strategies in the e-commerce era. The class will scrutinize current pending legislation for new U.S. regulations, and discuss industry trends, such as transparency in cosmetic ingredients and private company task forces to combat counterfeit cosmetics. At the end of the course, you will have a firm grasp on the U.S. cosmetic regulatory scheme and basic cosmetic company considerations.