Two US industry groups, the Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) and the International Fragrance Association, North America (IFRA) have spoken in support of a bill which aims to improve product safety, according to a report published by Chemical Watch.

Bill HR 575 has been reintroduced to the House of Representatives, and would amend the 1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, establishing new procedures for cosmetic manufacturer registration, ingredient statements and reporting of severe adverse reactions.

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) was more reticent, saying that it was not opposed to reform and would be pleased to support legislators working on cosmetics-related bills.

“We believe that well-crafted, science-based reforms will enhance our industry’s ability to innovate and further strengthen consumer confidence in the products they use and trust every day,” it stated.