What is VCRP
Cosmetic and personnel beauty product manufacturers, packers, and distributors can voluntarily enter FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP).
Information from VCRP assists FDA to regulate and evaluate cosmetic product in the US market. Also, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) scientific experts can provide ingredient safety assessment as part of their ingredient safety review.
While VCRP is not requirement, it can help foreign companies enter US market without delay.
Register for VCRP
To register for VCRP, only owners or operators of cosmetic manufacturing or packing facilities can register their establishments, using a separate Form FDA 2511 for each facility location. Foreign firms may voluntarily register their establishments after their products are exported for sale in the U.S. FDA assigns a registration number to each establishment location.
A cosmetic manufacturer, packer, or distributor can file Cosmetic Product Ingredient Statements (CPIS) for each product the firm has entered into commercial distribution in the United States. Use a separate Form FDA 2512 for each formulation. (If you are using printed forms, you will need both Form FDA 2512 and 2512a.) FDA assigns a CPIS number to each formulation filed in the VCRP.
For amending or discontinuing a product formulation, a CPIS can be amended or discontinued by filing Form FDA 2512 and continuation Form FDA 2512a. Changes to a brand name or ingredients should be submitted within 60 days after the product enters commercial distribution. A CPIS should be discontinued within 180 days after discontinuance of commercial distribution
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