Cosmetics: Potential Contaminants
Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, cosmetics must be neither adulterated nor misbranded. The items listed below are resources related to some potential contaminants and their control. For related information, see Ingredients Prohibited or Restricted by FDA Regulations, FDA Authority Over Cosmetics, and Key Legal Concepts: "Interstate Commerce," "Adulterated," and "Misbranded."
- Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)
- Lipstick and Lead: Questions and Answers
- Microbiological Methods for Cosmetics
- Tattoo Inks Pose Health Risks: Consumer Update
Warning Letters Cite Cosmetics as Adulterated Due to Microbial Contamination