Adverse Event Reporting Now Required for Cosmetic Products

Small Minnesota Company Leads Implementation of New FDA Legislation

It is a little-known business story that sounds too good to be true. A small start-up company from Minneapolis transforms consumer product safety across an entire industry – and then goes on to lead seismic shifts in two additional industries and counting. And it all began with a tainted bottle of …

FDA updates 3500A instructions to provide direction for mandatory cosmetics reporting

FDA released an updated guidance for industry to include instructions on mandatory adverse event reporting for cosmetics. Mandatory reporting was included in the sweeping legislative update for cosmetics last year, passed as part of the appropriations package that was signed into law on December 29th, 2022. These are the most significant changes for the industry since cosmetics initially …

What We Know About MoCRA

The Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MoCRA) is the first major change to FDA’s cosmetics authorities since the passage of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in 1938. Among other changes in requirements,  MoCRA establishes the first ever requirement for cosmetic companies to monitor and document all consumer allegations of adverse health effects and report to the FDA …

Dr. Kingston Presenting at Independent Beauty Association’s FDA Cosmetics Regulations Workshop

SafetyCall’s Dr. Rick Kingston will be speaking at this year’s FDA Cosmetics Regulations Workshop held by the Independent Beauty Association. The virtual workshop will feature expert speakers discussing the latest issues and developments within the cosmetic and personal care products industry. Updates will include FDA MoCRA requirements, FDA cosmetic listing, FDA cosmetic facility registration, And other cosmetic labelling requirements and …

SafetyCall’s Formal Affiliation with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

SafetyCall/ Pet Poison Helpline is excited to share that we have entered into a formal affiliation agreement with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (UMN CVM). Our collaborative relationship with the UMN CVM spans over several decades during which we have remained focused on our mutual commitment to graduate day-one-ready veterinarians.

SafetyCall/Pet Poison Helpline helps to prepare the …

SafetyCall Named a Top Workplace for the 13th Year

We are honored to announce that SafetyCall International/Pet Poison Helpline has been recognized as a Top Minnesota Workplace for the 13th year! As we reflect on the past year, we are honored to have amazing employees who exemplify our mission and values of respect, integrity, honesty, trust, compassion, accountability, teamwork, professionalism, and loyalty. The Top Workplace award represents the hard …

SafetyCall Attends The Personal Care Product Council’s (PCPC) Legal & Regulatory Conference

Earlier this month, SafetyCall attended The Personal Care Product Council’s (PCPC) Legal & Regulatory Conference in Quebec City, Canada. The conference was well attended by legal and regulatory leaders within the personal care space, and covered a variety of topics including clean beauty, updates on sunscreen regulations, pending and passed poly- and perfluoroakyl (PFAS) regulations, an address by Dr. Katz …

FDA Food Safety Compliance Initiatives

Presently, although there is no requirement for submitting individual adverse event human case reports involving food products to the FDA the Agency does have the expectation that manufacturers have a strong quality management system in place to document and investigate adverse events.  This will allow the manufacturer to identify unexpected new risks or hazards with their distributed food products and …

EPA and FDA CVM Hold Joint Public Meeting to Hear Comments on Modernization Plan

Last Wednesday, March 22nd, several members of SafetyCall’s regulatory team sat in on EPA and FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) first joint public meeting in which they presented a general and high level rationale and framework for their proposed modernization plan and heard the public’s questions and comments. EPA and FDA gave no specific updates during the …

Employee Spotlight- Kerra Gray, LVT

1.How long have you worked for SafetyCall International?

Since January 2, 2022.

2.What does your job entail (brief overview of your job) ?

As a VIS agent, I answer Pet Poison Helpline and Animal Nurseline calls. These calls come from pet owners concerned either about a potential toxin exposure or a health concern for their pet(s).

3.What is your favorite