Industry Groups Keeping Eye On Montana’s Fragrance-Disclosure Bill
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The International Fragrance Association North America and Personal Care Products Council are monitoring state-level proposals in the US to require full fragrance ingredient disclosure, including a Montana bill that passed committee in February. IFRA NA head Farah Ahmed discusses the group’s related advocacy work.
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