Alan Minsk Quoted in The Washington Post

On September 13, 2012 Alan G. Minsk was quoted in The Washington Post article titled “Small business owners’ most common misconceptions about FDA compliance.” This article discusses some common misconceptions concerning FDA compliance for small businesses.


Mr. Minsk mentioned the top four misconceptions:



  • “The FDA has bigger fish to fry. I’m a small business, so regulators won’t notice if I don’t comply.”

  • ” My small business doesn’t deal with medicine or food, so I don’t need to be FDA compliant.”

  • “I’ve done a cost-benefit analysis, and FDA compliance is too expensive. Since my business is small and won’t hurt anyone, I’ll just wait for the FDA to reach out to me if they notice a violation.”

  • “My product is perfect just the way it is.”