John is serving in his fourth career as Senior Consultant with Ceutical Labs, Inc. Flower Mound, TX. John retired from FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors in June 2019 where he served as an SME in the areas of personal care product microbiology and manufacturing (GMP’s). Prior to FDA John served in a global capacity with Estee Lauder Companies responsible for regulatory compliance in all manufacturing facilities. In 1982 John took over the helm of Food and Drug Standards Manager for the State of Wyoming Department of Agriculture, where he became an internationally recognized leader in the adaptation of HACCP principles to regulatory programs. John was promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture prior to leaving for Este Lauder
April 07 2020
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It is common for personal care products manufacturers to dismiss the importance of applying strong GMP’s too cosmetic product manufacturing. Even the best-run firms are prone to FDA oversite due to shortcomings in their operations. On the scale of FDA regulatory responsibilities, cosmetics are as low as you can go. So why worry? It is easy to forget that all of the regulatory powers given to FDA under the F..
May 05 2020
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What are cosmetics? Paraphrasing the FD&C Act (The Act), Cosmetics are personal care products applied to the human body for the intention of cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance. The operative word here is “intent”. If your products go beyond cosmetic intentions they may also be drugs as defined under the Act: "articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mit..