- Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association
Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (United States) Formation 1894 Headquarters Washington, D.C Membership Approx. 600 companies President & CEO Mark Pollak Key people John Bailey, VP Website www.CTFA.org
Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) was founded in 1894 as the Manufacturing Perfumers' Association and was renamed to the American Manufacturers of Toilet Articles (AMTA) in 1922; in 1970 the association adopted the name Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association. In November 2007, the name was changed to the Personal Care Products Council. Mark Pollak was named interim President in the wake of President Pam Bailey's resignation in December 2008.
The company has five main departments:
- Science Department: research and development.
- Legislative Departments: state and federal lobbying.
- International Department: communication, changes in cosmetic regulation and anti-counterfeiting.
- Legal Department: takes appropriate against court decisions and regulatory agencies.
- Public Affairs Department: monitors media and distributes information to the media.
California Safe Cosmetics Act
CTFA reportedly spent over $600,000 on lobbyists in Sacramento in the months before the vote on Senate Bill 484 (California Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005) to attempt to prevent the bill from passing.
Nanotechnology safety concerns
In 2006, Friends of the Earth and International Center for Technology Assessment filed a formal petition with the Food and Drug Administration for better monitoring and regulating of products containing harmful nanoparticles and stated they would sue if the FDA does not take adequate action in 180 days. CTFA vice president spoke out against the petition and stated, "I don't think there's anything to worry about ... All of the safety questions have been answered [in previous studies]."
- ^ "A Centennial History of CTFA". Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association. 2003. http://www.personalcarecouncil.org/Content/NavigationMenu/About_Us/History/History.htm#expands. Retrieved 2007-01-16. [dead link]
- ^ "A Centennial History of CTFA pg. 3". Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association. 2003. Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. http://web.archive.org/web/20060923031921/http://www.ctfa.org/Content/NavigationMenu/About_CTFA/History/History_3.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-16.
- ^ Newman, Karen A. "What Next for Oral Care?" GCI February 2009. p. 4.
- ^ "CTFA Services". Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association. 2003. Archived from the original on 2006-11-06. http://web.archive.org/web/20061106005942/http://www.ctfa.org/Content/NavigationMenu/About_CTFA/Join_CTFA/CTFA_Services/CTFA_Services.htm. Retrieved 2007-01-16.
- ^ a b "Latest Press Releases". Campaign For Safe Cosmetics. 2005-10-08. http://www.safecosmetics.org/newsroom/press.cfm?pressReleaseID=13. Retrieved 2007-03-01. [dead link]
- ^ "SB484 - The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2005". Breast Cancer Fund. 2006-05-17. http://www.breastcancerfund.org/site/pp.asp?c=kwKXLdPaE&b=1104835. Retrieved 2007-03-01. [dead link]
- ^ Keay Davidson. "FDA urged to limit nanoparticle use in cosmetics and sunscreens". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2006/05/17/MNGFHIT1161.DTL. Retrieved 2007-04-20.
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