A labeling violation (US)

Discussion in 'Labels and Packaging' started by GeezLouise, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Mar 13, 2017 #21

    randycoxclemson

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    I have no problem providing my neighbors and friends (and even coworkers) with tinctures and salves made with herbs. I just tell them "I am not a doctor" and explain what the purported qualities are and that they go back in time a good ways and that in most cases, they were found to work well enough to get by (before we had the strict, but no better, sampling methods of the FDA).

    I have read Ms. Gale's book and that's where I came up with all the a$$-covering rhetoric I'd include.
     
  2. Mar 13, 2017 #22

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    If you keep your claims to "appearances" then it is only a cosmetic. "Reduces the appearance of acne and blemishes" is not claiming to heal or cure. Which is why most cosmetic adverts use that word. Appearance of fine lines, younger looking skin, and so on
     
  3. Mar 13, 2017 #23

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    Yes, if he had bothered to follow ANY of the label or labeling rules (Ms. Gale's book really would have helped him!) he may not have had the problems to start with. But even after being told about the misbranding of (mislabeled) his products, he continued to do it. He was under a federal court injunction and ignored that. He brazenly disregarded the laws of the land and decided they did not apply to him. He was creating an unsafe product in an unsafe manner in an unsafe environment in an unregistered facility and refused access to authorities. He deserves everything he gets.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2017 #24

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    :) I'm leaning toward making no claims other than "It's soap"
     
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  5. Mar 17, 2017 #25

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    why did this thread get hijacked with puppy mills and hunting?

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    But... what did puppy mills have to do with soaping at all?

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  6. Mar 18, 2017 #26

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    This thread didn't get "hijacked" with puppy mills and hunting. Two people made comments regarding their personal opinions of the general perception of Amish culture as being (1) non-violent and (2) obedient to the law. The non-violent (i.e. pacifist) mythology was dispelled (in that person's view) by the violent destruction of life in dog breeding (puppy mills).

    It doesn't have anything to do with soaping, but then again, neither does this thread, which is why it is in the "LABELS & PACKAGING" section of the forum. The Soap Making Forum isn't just about soap. We like talking about all kinds of stuff. Stinky armpits is a good topic to talk about; everybody's got a pair. :mrgreen:
     
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  7. Mar 18, 2017 #27

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    GeezLouise, don't forget to add: "it'll get you clean." :thumbup:
     
  8. Mar 18, 2017 #28

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    You must have frogs in business suits on the packaging.
     
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  9. Mar 18, 2017 #29

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    LOL; that one is yours, isn't it?
     
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