Monday, January 3, 2011

Labeling

Here are pictures I have so far detailing the labeling of GlitterSniffer Cosmetics. According to the FDA here are the labeling requirements for full sized cosmetics:
The following information must appear on the principal display panel:

  • An identity statement, indicating the nature and use of the product, by means of either the common or usual name, a descriptive name, a fanciful name understood by the public, or an illustration [21 CFR 701.11].
  • An accurate statement of the net quantity of contents, in terms of weight, measure, numerical count or a combination of numerical count and weight or measure [21 CFR 701.13].
The following information must appear on an information panel:
  • Name and place of business. This may be the manufacturer, packer, or distributor. [21 CFR 701.12].
  • Distributor statement. If the name and address are not those of the manufacturer, the label must say "Manufactured for..." or "Distributed by..." [21 CFR 701.12].
  • Material facts. Failure to reveal material facts is one form of misleading labeling and therefore makes a product misbranded [21 CFR 1.21]. An example is directions for safe use, if a product could be unsafe if used incorrectly.
  • Warning and caution statements. These must be prominent and conspicuous. The FD&C Act and related regulations specify warning and caution statements related to specific products [21 CFR part 700]. In addition, cosmetics that may be hazardous to consumers must bear appropriate label warnings [21 CFR 740.1]. An example of such hazardous products is flammable cosmetics.
  • Ingredients. If the product is sold on a retail basis to consumers, even it it is labeled "For professional use only" or words to that effect, the ingredients must appear on an information panel, in descending order of predominance. [21 CFR 701.3]. Remember, if the product is also a drug, its labeling must comply with the regulations for both OTC drug and cosmetic ingredient labeling, as stated above.
 Here are the full sized, unlabeled products I received:

Here are products received by others. Some do not contain ingredient lists, while others do not include the name or place of manufacturer/distributor statements:













Thank you to everyone who took the time to send me photos of their possibly misbranded products.

1/3/11 ETA: It should also be noted here that it was GS practice to sell unlabeled,  full size "Randoms" to customers via their Facebook page. It is my understanding that these were either one off colors or colors that were left over from collections. I have no photos of these, but have been made aware of their existence.

3 comments:

  1. The random colors were ways of getting rid of colors gone wrong & most "importantly" to use up pigments she didnt want anymore.

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  2. All the products here look like they were bought after the revamp.. I have product from before in pots that only have the brand name and colour name on them [and a pot with absolutely nothing on it]. If you don't already have pics of pre-website launch product and you want some just leave a response here and I will send a few.

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  3. Blu-I would be happy to accept anything you send. I appreciate it!

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