California Enacts Cosmetic Fragrance And Flavor Act, Adding To Impactful Session For Personal Care
Trade secret protections for fragrance ingredients in consumer products have been under pressure for years as consumers’ “right to know” has ascended over competitive business interests. California’s newly enacted SB 312 imposes substantial new ingredient-reporting duties on cosmetic product manufacturers, including disclosure of fragrance allergens restricted in Europe.
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California legislation is now in effect requiring cosmetics companies to begin reporting to the state’s public health department use of fragrance and flavor ingredients that appear on any of 23 authoritative lists. Industry says compliance efforts are underway, but important questions remain, including about disclosure of essential oil components and other naturally occurring chemicals.
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