The Director of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Cosmetics and Colors Linda Katz, MD, MPH, told members of the Fragrance Creators Association Board of Directors that industry partnerships are key to cosmetic safety.

The Office of Cosmetics and Colors works to protect public health by overseeing the cosmetics program to help ensure the safety of cosmetic products being sold to consumers. We cannot accomplish this mission alone,” said Dr. Katz. “I want to extend my thanks to Farah and Fragrance Creators’ Board of Directors for the invitation to share my office’s priorities and perspectives. I look forward to advancing our scientific and technical dialogue with the association and its diverse member companies on the safe use of fragrance in finished cosmetics products.

Having worked at FDA I understand the importance of establishing trust, building mutual understanding, and exchanging the best available science with industry,” said Fragrance Creators President & CEO Farah K. Ahmed. “We thank Dr. Katz for her strong leadership at FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors and look forward to supporting the Office of Cosmetics and Colors’ goal of assuring the safety of our nation’s cosmetics.

Leveraging the association’s network of over 1000 scientists and technical experts, and working with the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, and allied trades such as the Personal Care Products Council and the Independent Beauty Association, Fragrance Creators continues to educate both the public and government officials about the science and safety of the fragrance value chain as well as the delight and wellbeing benefits fragrance products deliver every day.

Fragrance Creators Association is the trade association representing the majority of fragrance manufacturing in North America. The association’s 60+ member companies include large, medium, and small sized companies that create, manufacture, and use fragrances and scents for home care, personal care, home design, fine fragrance, and industrial and institutional products, as well as those that supply fragrance ingredients, including natural extracts and other raw materials that are used in perfumery and fragrance mixtures.