2018 Regular Session
To: Public Health and Welfare; Appropriations
By: Senator(s) Jackson (32nd)
AN ACT TO REQUIRE A MANUFACTURER OF A COSMETIC MANUFACTURED, DISTRIBUTED OR OFFERED FOR RETAIL SALE IN THIS STATE TO DISCLOSE ON THE MANUFACTURER'S INTERNET WEBSITE THE FULL LIST OF INGREDIENTS IN THE COSMETIC; TO PROVIDE THAT A VIOLATION OF THIS ACT SHALL BE DEEMED AN UNFAIR OR DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICE UNDER THE MISSISSIPPI CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) A manufacturer of a cosmetic manufactured, distributed, or offered for retail sale in this state shall disclose on the manufacturer's Internet website the full list of ingredients in the cosmetic, including the ingredients of fragrances, flavors and color additives.
(2) The list of ingredients in subsection (1) of this section must list the ingredients in descending order of the predominance of each ingredient in the cosmetic, except that a manufacturer may list an ingredient without respect to order of predominance if the ingredient is present in the cosmetic at a concentration of one percent (1%) or less.
(3) A manufacturer shall provide for each cosmetic ingredient the same information that is required under 21 CFR 701.3(c), and shall include the Chemical Abstracts Service number of each ingredient. A manufacturer is not required to list the concentration of an ingredient in the product.
(4) A violation of this act shall be deemed an unfair or deceptive trade practice under Section 75-24-5.
(5) The Attorney General shall be responsible for enforcing the provisions of this act, and may promulgate any rules and regulations necessary for the efficient administration of this act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2018.