IFRA Floats Alternative To EC’s Fragrance-Allergen Labeling Proposal
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
As the European Commission considers feedback on its proposal to reform fragrance allergen labeling, the International Fragrance Association advocates an approach that it says would limit consumer confusion, be of greater assistance to sensitized individuals and impose less of a burden on industry.
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