Cosmetic Microbiological Safety Issues Public Meeting

Sponsored by U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Date:9:00 am - 5:30 pm, November 30, 2011
Location: L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
480 L'Enfant Plaza S.W.
Washington DC, 20024-2253

Purpose: To provide stakeholders an opportunity to present information regarding cosmetic microbiological safety and to suggest areas for the possible development of FDA guidance documents. FDA is seeking information regarding microbiological testing of cosmetics; types of preservative systems and how to test their efficacy; the identity and prevalence of microorganisms, including antibiotic-resistant strains, that pose specific health risks in finished products; routes of exposure to microorganisms and the corresponding infective doses; product and packaging characteristics that affect microbial growth and risk of infection; particular subpopulations that may be at greater risk of infection when using different cosmetic products; the occurrence of adverse events associated with microbial contamination of cosmetics; and any other issues relevant to the microbiological safety of cosmetics.

Please note the following important dates:

November 14, 2011:

November 21, 2011:


For questions about registration, to register orally, or to submit a notice of participation by mail, fax, or by e-mail: Courtney Treece, Planning Professionals Ltd., 1210 W. McDermott, Suite 111, Allen, TX 75013, phone: 704-258-4983, fax: 469-854-6992, e-mail: e-mail:

For questions about the Meeting, if you need special accommodations due to a disability, or to submit the full text, summary or outline of Public Comments: Juanita Yates, phone: 240-402-1731, e-mail:

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