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  • More on MoCRA – What Now?

    More on MoCRA – What Now?

    Since MoCRA, the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act of 2022, was signed into law as part of the Omnibus Spending Bill last December I’ve gotten a lot of questions about it and what you have to do now.

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  • Cosmetic Ingredient Look-Up

    Cosmetic Ingredient Look-Up

    An excellent new cosmetic ingredient look-up database is online where you can look up specific ingredients, get explanations of various substance types and see typical ingredients by product type.

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  • Made in “My State” Claims

    Made in “My State” Claims

    The FTC sets standards for the truthfulness of “Made in the USA” claims. Now it looks like a claim that a product is made in a specific state must meet the Made in the USA standard.

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  • FTC is Updating the Green Guides

    FTC is Updating the Green Guides

    The FTC has started the every-10-year review of the Green Guides, which are the regulations covering claims that a product or service has “environmental benefits.”

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  • Organic Regulations Updated

    Organic Regulations Updated

    The USDA announced final updates to the regulations of the National Organic Program. Some of these changes may affect handcrafters using organic ingredients.

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  • Why Does the FDA Exist?

    Why Does the FDA Exist?

    The FDA recently uploaded a new video, “Why Does the FDA Exist?” to their YouTube channel. It’s gives some interesting insight into how the FDA came into being and why.

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  • Elimination of Non-Compete Agreements

    Elimination of Non-Compete Agreements

    The FTC just announced that they are proposing a Non-Compete Clause Rule. Under the proposed rule, employers would be completely banned from entering into a non-compete agreement with any type of worker.

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  • Ringing in 2023

    Ringing in 2023

    As we ring in the New Year, it’s a time for reflection and resolutions to make the next year even better than the last. Shouldn’t be too hard, right?

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  • Cosmetic Legislation Passed

    Cosmetic Legislation Passed

    On December 23, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the 4,500 page Omnibus Spending Bill. It includes the “Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022” which updates the cosmetic law for the first time in over 50 years.

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  • GMP – How Bad Can It Get?

    GMP – How Bad Can It Get?

    Dollar Tree, Inc. and its subsidiary Family Dollar Distribution, Inc. recently received a letter from the FDA about violations in their distribution facility. How bad can GMP get? Pretty amazingly disgusting!

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