I see that open.fda.gov has data for drugs, food, etc, but I can't find anything about cosmetics (makeup, shampoo etc) recalls. Any ideas?

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Unfortunately, openFDA does not provide any datasets related to cosmetics.

  • I've been coming to the same conclusion, but that seems crazy. Have you reviewed iRES and OpenFDA? To be fair, I can't find it in ires either!
    – opendatum
    Dec 22, 2021 at 18:56

Foods, dietary supplements, and cosmetics are categorized as food and included in the food API endpoints available on OpenFDA (recalls and adverse events).

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