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Over The Counter 7 Dec 2023: IFRA On Potential Impact Of EU's CLP Revision

Executive Summary

In this episode, HBW Insight speaks to Aurélie Perrichet, regional director, Europe at the International Fragrance Association. We discussed the implications of planned revisions to the European Commission’s Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP) regulation, which may re-categorize biological materials as mixtures, from their current status as substances. Perrichet also speculated how the proposed change could reduce the number of available essential oils and other types of fragrance and flavor materials available. 


Update: Following the recording of this podcast, the European Commission announced on 5 December a provisional agreement between the European Parliament and Council to improve the CLP revision, including a modified approach to more-than-one-constituent substances (MOCs). “The Parliament and the Council agreed on a specific derogation for plant extracts, including essential oils, with a 5-year review of scientific evidence by the Commission,” the agency announced. 


Further Reading

Fragrance, Cosmetics Sectors Unclench: EU Parliament Advocates Lighter Touch In CLP Revision

Cosmetics Europe Expanding To Meet Historic Challenges: 'There's Never Been A Time Like This'

EU's Proposed Reclassification of Natural Ingredients Under CLP Heads To Policymaker Debate

Over The Counter 19 December 2022: CLP, Cosmetics And New Hazard Classes In the EU's Haste To Be Green, With Louise Witter

EU Sustainable Chemicals Program Could Impact 60% Of Fragrance Ingredients - Givaudan

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