More to worry about - spread the word - hidden in the FDA Globalization Act 2009 HR 759
1. The way the FDAGA2009 is written - it reads like there are no fees now, but they can set fees in a year or two. At their discretion.
2. The FDAGA2009 revised - allows an exemption for foodie small businesses (to be given special consideration because they are a small business) but NO exemption for cosmetic small businesses! Big trouble looming. More later.
3. The FDAGA09 will allow the FDA to force registration of farm kitchen goods for sale. Up til now, it was the USDA. TWO Federal agencies in your kitchen?
All artisan, craft and indie associations we can find will be contacted about this. If you can spread the word to foodies - breadmakers, chocolatiers, folks with farm kitchens that sell locally, farmers markets, etc.
There is a lot of concern that folks have been lulled into a sense of security falsely - there is still a great threat to small business folk who make cosmetics (all body care products) and food items.