Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The FDA Globalization Act of 2008

This is a letter I received from Debbie of Wholesale Supplies Plus. Please fill out this very short survey so that she can better represent us small business owners. Please read on...

The FDA Globalization Act of 2008

The United States Energy & Commerce Congressional Committee is discussing a draft bill they have entitled “The FDA Globalization Act of 2008”.

While this discussion bill is not yet a formal bill, which can be voted into law, it addresses problems of food chain supply and consumer safety as it applies to drugs and cosmetics. It is expected to become a formal bill soon.

I am most concerned with this draft bill as it pertains to small businesses producing cosmetics such as lotions, lip balm, bath salts, shower gel, moisturizing soaps, etc.

If this bill becomes a law, as it is currently drafted, and you are producing cosmetics you will be required to:

• Annually register your company with the FDA.
• Pay a fee of $2,000 per year.
• Register all ingredients in each of your individual formulas.
• Document good manufacturing practices.
• Report all adverse reactions.

I know the hardship this potential legislation will have on small businesses in our industry. Now is the time to act. This discussion bill is not a full bill. There is still time to have the language modified so that it does not interfere with your business, product innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit of the American Dream.

On September 24th, I will be making my first trip to Washington DC. I will be meeting with several people including Senator George Voinovich, Senator Sherrod Brown and Congresswoman Betty Sutton.

I need your help for this important visit. Please take the time to answer the following 10 questions. I will be binding your answers into a book for presentation with additional support materials.

Please pass this link to every appropriate blog, website and social network. It is time for us to stand together so that our voice can be heard as one!

Click Here to Participate

Sincerely Yours,

Debbie May
President & CEO
Wholesale Supplies, Inc.


Michelle said...

Thanks for the post, I filled it out.

Anonymous said...

It's totally nuts, the $2000/yr fee, and the mountain of paperwork to register all the ingreds of each formula. I've signed Donna Marie's petition, but I'm going to fill this out too.

Anonymous said...

Oh poop...looks like it's geared toward those who are already selling, not those who dream of selling someday.

Rachel said...

$2000 a year is ridiculous- what will they do with that money anyway?

Nell said...

Thanks for the post. UGH!