Category: Legislation & Regulation

  • Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013

    On March 21st, 2013, Rep Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2103.  The text is now available at govtrack.us. It has been referred to to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Committee on Education and the Workforce. This bill does contain provisions that will affect handcrafters […]

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  • FDA Final Rule on Detention of Food

    On February 4, 2013, the FDA announced a final rule amending the criteria for administrative detention to prevent potentially unsafe food from reaching the marketplace. While this doesn’t apply to soap, cosmetics, forestry, or small woodland ownership (my usual blog topics), there were some issues in it that I just had to comment on.

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  • Cosmetic Legislative Update

    Three bills have been introduced this session that affect cosmetics–especially small soap and cosmetic manufacturers. They are: HR 2359 – Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 HR 4262 – Cosmetics Safety Enhancement Act of 2012 HR 4395 – Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012 All are trying to address “cosmetic safety” in different ways. There are […]

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  • Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011

    The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 was introduced June 24th. I’ve reviewed the bill and have been following all the discussions. Unfortunately, it seems to have somewhat polarized the handcrafted soap community – surprising since we all want essentially the same things … to be able to run our businesses, make safe soaps and cosmetics […]

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