California Cleaning Products Bill Adds To ‘Right To Know’ Momentum
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Fragrance trade secrets are under attack on multiple fronts, including in California under the proposed Cleaning Product Right to Know Act. The proposal adds to momentum behind initiatives to improve transparency around ingredient use in cosmetics, home-care and other consumer product categories.
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