Chemical Description [Food and Drugs] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 21 CFR 700.3 (g) [Title 21 Food and Drugs; Chapter I Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services; Subchapter G Cosmetics; Part 700 General; Subpart A General Provisions], the term chemical description means “a concise definition of the chemical composition using standard chemical nomenclature so that the chemical structure or structures of the components of the ingredient would be clear to a practicing chemist. When the composition cannot be described chemically, the substance shall be described in terms of its source and processing.”