Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program Report for July 2017.
FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP) is a reporting system for use by manufacturers, packers, and distributors of cosmetic products that are in commercial distribution in the United States. The VCRP applies only to cosmetic products being sold to consumers in the United States. It does not apply to cosmetic products for professional use only, such as products used in beauty salons, spas, or skin care clinics. It also does not apply to products that are not for sale (Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 710.9), such as hotel samples, free gifts, or cosmetic products you make in your home to give to your friends.
There are two parts to the VCRP, described in detail in the sections below. You may participate in both parts of the program or only one part. No fees are required to participate in this voluntary program. The VCRP assists FDA in carrying out its responsibility to regulate cosmetics. FDA uses the information to evaluate cosmetic products on the market. Because product filings and establishment registrations are not mandatory, voluntary submissions provide FDA with the best information available about cosmetic products and ingredients, their frequency of use, and businesses engaged in their manufacture and distribution.
A company must establish an account with FDA in order to submit Form FDA 2511 or Form FDA 2512. The Online Registration system is the starting point for firms participating in the program. Because the law does not require cosmetic firms to register their establishments or file their product formulations with FDA, participation in this program is voluntary. For this reason, the information below does not indicate the total number of companies manufacturing or marketing cosmetics in this country, or all cosmetic products on the market.
Activity for July 2017
- Number of online accounts activated this month: 87
- Number of products filed this month: 291
The VCRP Monthly Status Report indicates the activity in FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP). Cosmetics firms often have questions about FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP). Answers to frequently asked questions about this program can be found at Registration Program FAQs
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