Small Personal Care Firms Rely On Good Contracts, Packaging Innovation As Ingredient Regs Loom
Small- and medium-sized personal care marketers facing looming state and international laws banning or regulating ingredients and packaging must rely on well-written manufacturing contracts, says Debbie Waite, co-CEO of Steinberg & Associates, a regulatory consulting firm.
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