EC Proposes Tighter Regulation Of Fragrance Allergens, Ban On Three
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The European Commission puts forth proposal amending the Cosmetics Regulation to ban three fragrance allergens while adding other allergens to a list of substances that must be identified on product labeling. Proposal could lead to costly reformulations and relabeling for fragrance products and cosmetics containing fragrance sold in Europe.
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Notification may come within weeks for the 49th Amendment to the International Fragrance Association’s Code of Practice, which will update safe use standards for fragrance materials based on a revised quantitative risk assessment framework that uses a new aggregate exposure model for dermal sensitizers, among other changes. IFRA has been working closely on the issue of fragrance allergens with the European Commission.
The ingredients at issue already must be labeled on cosmetic products in the EU due to their recognized sensitization and allergy potential. FDA expects to award the contract by the end of September, and finished work will be due to the agency within 18 months thereafter.
EU sources update Rose Sheet on contentious initiatives to cement the Commission’s pathway for banning carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic substances in cosmetics and to promote fragrance allergen awareness and risk management.