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Legislative Advocacy: HR 2359: Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011

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Legislative Advocacy: HR 2359: Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011

Time: July 19, 2011 from 8pm to 10pm
Location: Phone
Event Type: teleseminar
Organized By: dM, CEO
Join the Discussion: Jul 19, 2011

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Event Description

This is an IBN members only event. All times are EST. To join IBN, click here.

On July 6, I hosted a call to discuss with Kayla Fioravanti of Essential Wholesale her position on the newly released HR 2359: Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011. If you missed it, you can get it here.

Now that members have had ample time to digest the issues, this call is a follow up, designed to allow me to hear from you in detail about how you feel about this legislation.

As IBN has always done since 2008 when the first version of new cosmetics legislation was introduced, we will take a position on this legislation once I hear directly from you.

How To Join Us

To join at 8:00pm EST on July 19, 2011, click here to log in get the call information. If you are a member and need help from me with your login, email me at indiebusiness [at] gmail [dot] com.

Post Questions and Comments

Feel free to post questions and comments before this event in the members only discussion forum for this issue at this link. I will take live questions and comments on the call on July 19 as well. You can also post questions here and I will consider them for the member call. I will not respond here, however. Thanks and see you on the call!

P. S. - I scheduled this call to last two hours in case we need it, but it need not last that long. Be sure to listen to the call from earlier this month (here) so we do not have to spend your valuable time re-hashing things we have already discussed. Thanks!

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Comment by dM, CEO on July 19, 2011 at 10:05pm

Fantastic call ladies! I saw you all there, and appreciate your input, questions, comments, concerns, etc. What a productive time we have. Thank you for making it possible.

dM

Comment by Melissa Rivera on July 19, 2011 at 7:34pm
Calling in using my skype account melissa.rivera05..Find me and add me to your list..
Comment by Sandi Garrett Little on July 19, 2011 at 12:39pm
I'll be here.
Comment by Mary Humphrey on July 19, 2011 at 12:30pm
I will be calling in.  Getting our questions addressed in an organized fashion is extremely valuable at this point! Thank you dM!
Comment by Susan Sawhill Apito on July 18, 2011 at 9:29pm
The advocates for this bill state that the result will be banning "suspected hazards".  I'd like some representative of this bill, to list ten chemicals that will be banned as a result.
Comment by Susan Sawhill Apito on July 18, 2011 at 8:49pm

I have a number of questions that I hope can be addressed during your event.

  • Is it not correct that the following will allow manufacturers to continue to keep their fragrances confidential as trade secrets?
    “(c) Petition for Information To Remain Confidential- (1) IN GENERAL- The Secretary shall create a process for an entity to petition for nonconfidential information described in subsection (a) to remain confidential if the entity shows that there would be a serious negative impact to the entity’s commercial interests if such information were disclosed to the public.”
  • Will active ingredients (the ingredients in cosmetics that when added, make the product legally an OTC drug) be regulated in the same way as cosmetic ingredients since they do not seem to be addressed anywhere, the legally they are not 'cosmetic chemicals' any more.
  • Since soap is not legally a cosmetic, will soap ingredients be covered by this bill?  Many soap ingredients are also cosmetic ingredients.
  • The FDA just had their budget cut by millions…MILLIONS of dollars; how will this bill be funded?  The fees from registering will be far from sufficient to accomplish the broad requirments of this bill.
  • On the Indie Business Blog (http://www.indiebusinessblog.com/safe-cosmetics-act-update/) it states:
  • "All botanicals will be listed as what they are on the label and will not need to be broken down into their organic compounds."

    Where is that in the bill?
  • "Also, the legislation will NOT require additional testing for products that use already tested, approved and labeled ingredients."

    I'm confused by this statement; approved by whom?  Since the FDA does not pre-approve ingredients (other than colorants) exactly what ingredients does this statement refer to and where can this be found in the bill?
  • "All food-grade ingredients will be on the “Safe without limits list”."

    I also don't find that information in the bill -- where does it say this?  I also feel this is an unsafe law...menthol can be food grade and it is also regulated by the FDA as an OTC drug ingredient -- and there most certainly are limits! 

    THANK YOU!
Comment by Melissa Rivera on July 18, 2011 at 2:26pm
I will be on. I am going to try my Skype phone feature but if that doesn't work I have my cell phone as backup..Can't wait to hear from everyone.
Comment by dM, CEO on July 18, 2011 at 11:31am

I'm excited to hear from you and others on tomorrow's member call, Lela.

dM

Comment by IBN Member Lela Barker - Bella Lucce on July 18, 2011 at 10:36am
I am eager to both make my voice heard and hear the opinions of other IBN members with regards to this new legislation. This is such an important issue and a call I hope we'll see a lot of colleagues join!

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