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Fragrance allergens

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Safe Notification and Information for Fragrances Act is likely to be reintroduced this fall by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), staffers say. Introduced in 2000 and again in 2001, the bill would amend the FD&C Act to require labeling of "known allergens" or "toxic substances" in fragrances (1"The Rose Sheet" June 4, 2001, In Brief). Bill is similar to legislation passed in the European Union that will require labeling of 26 fragrance allergens if used in concentrations of .001% in leave-on products and .01% in rinse-off products as part of the Seventh Amendment to the Cosmetics Directive. Industry is already preparing to comply with the EU proposal either by reformulating fragrance products or adding appropriate labeling to packaging...

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