Cosmetic Compliance
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Myth Busting Misinformation & Speculation on MoCRA in the US

Meredith Petillo
Wednesday , 11th Oct 2023
Independent Beauty Association (IBA)

The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulations Act of 2022 (MoCRA) provided the U.S. cosmetics industry with the most comprehensive regulatory update since 1938. FDA has been working on implementation since the law passed on December 29, 2022 in preparation for the first compliance deadlines.  While waiting for implementation updates, some speculation and misinformation has been circulating in the industry about the law and the associated requirements causing confusion for brands and manufacturers.

In this webinar, Meredith Petillo, Senior Director Technical & Regulatory Affairs of the Independent Beauty Association (IBA), will examine common misconceptions and misinformation about MoCRA compliance requirements that have been observed within industry. Upon completing the webinar, attendees will have a much stronger ability to what is known, what is still unknown, and how to stay updated on MoCRA implementation.


1. Brief Introduction to MoCRA

2. Identifying and Unpacking Myths and Misinformation on MoCRA

2.1 Timelines & Obligation Misinformation

2.2 Product Listing and Facility Registration Myths

2.3 Fee Speculation

2.4 MoCRA Responsible Person & US Agent Misconceptions

2.5 Safety Substantiation Speculation

3. Q&A

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  • Senior Director Technical & Regulatory Affairs
    Meredith is the Senior Director of Technical & Regulatory Services at the non-profit trade association Independent Beauty Association. Meredith leverages over 15 years of experience in cosmetic regulatory affairs, legal advertising claims, product testing and product development to support IBA member companies with regulatory and technical solutions in order to grow and thrive. She joined the Product Development team at Bare Escentuals where she established an in-house Regulatory Department. She was responsible for all regulatory compliance activities and product testing for the U.S. and international launches for bareMinerals, BUXOM and MDFormulations. She then returned home to the East Coast working on North American Regulatory Affairs for Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic and Schick at Energizer (now Edgewell). She then joined Reckitt Benckiser’s Legal department as Advertising Claims Manager. At RB, Meredith developed claims testing protocols, supported NAD challenges, and was responsible for legal approval of all claims and advertising materials for RB’s Health & Hygiene portfolios including Mucinex, Delsym, Air Wick, Lysol, Veet, Clearasil, Durex, among many others. Before joining the team at IBA, Meredith also provided regulatory and technical consulting services for cosmetics and personal care companies at Product Integrity Laboratory. She holds a B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of Richmond and an M.S. in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics & Medical Devices from Northeastern University.
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