Legal Concerns

Product Labeling Change: Physical Address Petition Filed

Earlier this year, the HSMG (Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild) filed a Citizen Petition with the FDA to allow the change of the current regulation that requires a street address on cosmetic products, to be […]

California Regulation – Comment Period Open

The bulk of the text for blog post is from Professional Beauty Association On July 27, 2012 the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued newly revised proposed regulations […]

From Washington to Washington

Wow, has it been a busy last 4 days. In the last 4 days, I’ve flown to Washington DC and back, made halvah from scratch and a from-scratch halvah cheesecake […]

Etsy Updates Policies on Cosmetics Making Claims

Etsy recently updated their policy on a variety of products that many Soap Queen readers and Bramble Berry customers make: products to help with acne (usually containing Tea Tree Essential […]

Business Insurance for the Handcrafted Industry

You have home owners insurance. You have car insurance. Should you get business liability insurance? Having business liability insurance is not mandated by law. If you wish to run a […]

The NEW Starbucks Red Dye: Tomatoes Instead of Bugs

I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz about Starbucks serving up bugs in their beverages? I kid you not coffee drinkers. Because of the highly-publicized customer response, Starbucks changed their ingredients. Apparently […]

Legislation Update

We were delighted to host Jay Inslee, former Washington State Representative, at Bramble Berry last week. Jay resigned his seat in March to run for Governor of Washington State. I […]

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