FDA Guidance Documents

The FDA guidance for the cosmetics industry

Guidance documents represent FDA’s current thinking on a topic. They do not create or confer any rights for or on any person and do not operate to bind FDA or the public.  Manufacturers can use an alternative approach if the approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations.

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FDA Laws & Regulations

FDA enforces laws enacted by Congress and issues regulations as authorized by Congress to implement its statutory authority. The regulations can create binding obligations and have the force of law. Links to laws and regulations that FDA enforces, as well as related overviews and reference materials are posted in this section.

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Industry: Manufacturers, Packagers, Distributors and Emerging Businesses

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