Cleaning Product Bills' Fate Could Bear On Cosmetic Disclosure Efforts
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
If proposed cleaning product "right to know" legislation were to pass in California or US Congress, it could put new wind in NGOs' sails, powering efforts to unmask fragrance ingredients and contaminants lurking in cosmetics.
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Cleaning product legislation en route to Governor Jerry Brown's desk does not affect cosmetics, but includes a framework for fragrance ingredient disclosure reached through extensive industry/NGO negotiations. The model could inspire other states, as well as major retailers seeking fragrance transparency from cosmetic brands they carry.
FDA movement to reduce regulatory burdens in line with executive orders from President Trump is not a major obstacle to the Personal Care Products Safety Act's advancement, Senator Dianne Feinstein's office suggests. Meanwhile, the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act heads for the finish line in California, and GC3 provides an update on submissions received for its preservatives challenge.
NGOs are trumpeting P&G's fragrance disclosure announcement as a major victory for public health and a turning point for the entire consumer products industry. The initiative, which follows a similar move from Unilever in February, will provide visibility into fragrance formulae across more than 2,000 P&G products.