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Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors

The Drugs and Medical Devices Group is responsible for ensuring that cosmetics are properly labeled and do not contain harmful additives. We also ensure that the manufacturers and distributors of cosmetics do not make unsubstantiated or fraudulent claims about their products. In order to accomplish this objective, inspections of these facilities are conducted on an as needed basis. In addition, the Group provides technical assistance to manufacturers and distributors, answers inquiries from consumers and investigates complaints involving possible violations of the state requirements for cosmetic products.


Licensing

Cosmetic manufacturers and distributors are not required to license with DSHS, nor are they required to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Contact Information

Email: Drugs and Medical Devices Group
Phone: (512) 834-6755
Fax: (512) 834-6759

Mailing addresses may be found on the contact page.

Last updated July 2, 2015