Cosmetic Colorants for the United States - FDA regulations
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10 min read | Lucio Miranda
The FDA may deny the importing of cosmetic products into the United States if they contain non-compliant colorants
Exporters must ensure that all the colorants are FDA approved before exporting their products to the US
In the United States, the use of colorants is permitted subject to FDA approval, with the exception of coal-tar hair dyes which have a different regulatory regime
Color in cosmetic products is everything, on a par with fragrance. Analysis of the admissibility of colorants in cosmetic products to be exported to the United States
If the cosmetic product to be exported to America contains colorants, the following regulations will need to be followed to ensure that they comply with the Food and Drug Administration guidelines:
You will need to make sure that the colorant has been approved by the FDA and follow the rules on its use and restrictions.
In the case of some colorants, specific FDA certification is required. Most of the time, colorant certification is not necessary because the colorant manufacturer has already certified the colorant for sale in the United States.
Identity and specification
All colorants on sale in America must comply with the rules regarding identity and specification as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Usage and restrictions
Colorants shall only be used only in the cases and ways permitted by the relative applicable laws.
If the cosmetic to be imported contains an unauthorized colorant, it may be rejected by customs during an inspection for the import operations.