Regulatory Bodies

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1 The CTFA
The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association
of South Africa is the industry’s voice committed to maintaining the high quality and safety of cosmetic products.

By guiding members on the Self-regulatory Codes of Practice & Standards, the CTFA provides an environment that allows the South African cosmetic industry to flourish.
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2 US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.

FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to maintain and improve their health. FDA also has responsibility for regulating the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health and to reduce tobacco use by minors.

Finally, FDA plays a significant role in the Nation’s counterterrorism capability. FDA fulfills this responsibility by ensuring the security of the food supply and by fostering development of medical products to respond to deliberate and naturally emerging public health threats.
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3 National Agency for Food & Drug (NAFDAC)
In accordance with the enabling laws, NAFDAC is authorised to:
• Regulate and control the importation, exportation, manufacture, advertisement, distribution, sale and use of regulated products.
• Conduct appropriate tests and ensure compliance with standard specifications.
• Undertake appropriate investigation of the production premises and raw materials of regulated products.
• Compile standard specifications, regulations, and guidelines for the production, importation, exportation, sale and distribution of regulated products.
• Control the exportation and issue quality certification of regulated products intended for export.
• Establish and maintain relevant laboratories for the performance of its functions.
• Ensure that the use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances are limited to medical and scientific use only.
• Undertake the registration of food, drugs, medical devices, bottled water and chemicals.
• Undertake inspection of imported regulated products.
• Pronounce on the quality and safety of regulated products after appropriate analysis.
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