Recently, the FDA drafted a legislation that could change the way that Soap and Toiletry makers operate and do business. This draft legislation is called The Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of 2008. If passed, this new legislation will impose new regulations and registration fees on businesses that supply cosmetics to American consumers. While these new regulations are intended to help protect the public, there is an industry wide concern for the implications these regulations may have on small business owners.
Donna Maria Coles Johnson, president of The Indie Beauty Network, recently posted this announcement on The Indie Business Forums. In her announcement, Donna Maria points out the the key regulations that are a cause for concern. Please take a look at her article to learn more about The Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act of 2008. It is a worthwhile read for anyone in our industry.
Donna Maria has also announced her intention to take action on behalf of the over 700 members of The Indie Beauty Network. If you are an Indie Beauty Network member, be sure to post your opinions, questions, or suggestions to the Indie Business Forums to let Donna Maria know where you stand on this issue.