Category: Soap & Cosmetic Labeling

Blog posts that deal with soap and cosmetic labeling; addition information, questions asked and answered and updates as new information becomes known.

  • Street Address – Your Choices

    Even though the requirements for the street address on the label are pretty clear cut, it still seems to be an issue for those working out of their homes.

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  • “Love” Isn’t an Ingredient

    The FDA has finally stated, clearly and definitely, that “love” isn’t an ingredient … at least in granola. Recently the news and social media have been filled with articles about the FDA’s recent warning letter to a bakery in Concord, Massachusetts, in which they were cited for (amongst other things), including “love” which is “not […]

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  • Minimum Risk Pesticides

    The EPA website has been updated since the last time I looked at it. It still wasn’t too easy to find the Minimum Risk Pesticides page, but once I found it, I discovered it was much clearer and easier to understand than before the updates. Of course, the information and regulations haven’t changed – but […]

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  • FTC updates business address requirements

    The FTC has issued the final rule for updating some aspects of their labeling regulations, including the requirements for the business name and address. Note that these revised regulations will apply to non-cosmetic items, including to soap that is exempt from the definition of a cosmetic (see Soap, the Chameleon). The updated regulation concering the business […]

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  • Net Weight … Again

    Close to HALF of the labels I see don’t include the net weight. The net weight of the product isn’t just a good idea.  It is a key piece of information that is required on every product.

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  • Another FDA Warning Letter

    The FDA just published a warning letter  to a cosmetic manufacturer in St. Louis.  Once again, the FDA reviewed the website and cited drug claims: “…the claims on your website establish that the products are drugs under the … Food Drug and Cosmetic Act … because they are intended for use in the cure, mitigation, […]

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  • Net Contents Big Enough?

    Most of the recent packaging I’ve seen DOES have the net contents on it. However, on almost all, it is way too small. Way. Too. Small.

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  • Hybrid Soap Ingredient List

    Some stunning hybrid soap can be made by combining two different types of soaps into one artistic bar. The problem is, how do you figure out the ingredient declaration when you have a CP soap with MP soap embeds (or vice versa)?

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