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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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  • Don’t Be a Copycat

    Don’t Be a Copycat

    I recently went looking online for a few product pictures to use as good examples of product labels. What I found were lots of bad examples.

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  • Deforestation-Free Products (EU)

    Deforestation-Free Products (EU)

    The EU has just agreed on a new law to prohibit products linked to deforestation to be imported into or sold in the EU. That includes products containing palm or palm kernel oil or cocoa butter that is not sustainably sourced.

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  • Cosmetic Warning Statements

    Cosmetic Warning Statements

    Some cosmetic products must have specific warning statements on the label: bubble bath, yoni products, products containing alhpa or beta hydroxy acids, and some others.

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