Lab Testing Products
I am starting a small business and need some information about lab testing products. The more that I learn, the more I hear about the darn FDA!
I understand about being very careful with any products you make and sell. Making sure ALL ingredients are listed for customers from greatest to least, allergy concerns, warnings if any, and carefully wording everything you say about your products.
But what I want to know is about lab testing products. How do small business afford the pricy testing per products? Is there some where cheap? Or is there a loop hole to this? Like saying not FDA Approved. I'm just trying to know what actual businesses do or think about this subject before I dive into the actual FDA rules. And is there any products that don't have to be lab tested?
I am eager to know anything you can share on lab testing products. :)Answer:
Being Canadian, I don't know all that much about the FDA's regulations on lab testing products but I've found a page on the FDA's site that should be helpful....Is It a Cosmetic, a Drug, or Both? (Or is it Soap?)
From what I can gather, unless you make claims that place your product into the drug category, you do not need to have your products lab tested.
I sincerely doubt that many home based businesses can afford to have each small batch of lotion or soap sent off to the local lab for testing. The cost would be insane.
Hope the link helps,