Previously, cosmetics and personal care products companies voluntarily participated in the FDA Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP).
The VCRP was an FDA post-market reporting system for cosmetics products and ingredients, along with their frequency of use, for manufacturers, packers and distributors of cosmetics products in commercial distribution in the United States.
Effective March 27, 2023, the FDA announced it no longer accepts submissions to the VCRP in preparation of launching a new platform for facility registration and product listings. The new system will better align with the reporting requirements of the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA) and will help FDA in its mission to protect consumers and give cosmetics manufacturers and distributors access to valuable information that supports the safety evaluation of ingredients.
Participation in the VCRP was a key component of the Personal Care Products Council’s (PCPC) Consumer Commitment Code. The enactment of MoCRA makes many of the industry’s voluntary activities mandatory, increases transparency and gives greater assurance to consumers that the products they trust and use every day are safe.