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When searching the perfumery or flavor use of a chemical, novel or not, two places in each classification system should be searched: all organoleptic use class(es), and the chemical per se class. At a minimum, the search should cover the U.S. Classification system, the International Patent Classification, the standard chemical literature (e.g. Beilstein and Chemical Abstracts), and the standard literature of our industry: Bedoukian’s Perfumery and Flavoring Synthetics, Arctander’s Perfume and Flavor Chemicals (Aroma Chemicals) Vol. I and II, and the Fritzsche library bulletin.
The flavor and fragrance industry has, for a long time, been conscientious about the safety of its products, From the very beginning it has participated in the development of safety evaluations and regulations for flavors and fragrances, both in the US and Europe. In this paper the developments of both flavors and fragrances will be summarized. The difference in approach in these two areas will be discussed, as well as possible future developments.
The European Patent Convention was signed at Munich, Federal Republic of Germany in October 1973 and has come into force in 1978. The so-called “European patent” alleviates the separate filing of patent applications in many countries in Europe.
Aurochemicals received Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level 2 certification from the Safe Quality Food Institute.
Clearly, the machinery of government is beginning to respond to the need to create a better climate for industrial innovation--whether it be in the patent area I have discussed or in areas of regulatory reform or taxation.
The fragrance industry enjoys a good reputation as a remarkably safe industry: the incidence of reported human injury problems is very low. With all of the groups mentioned above continuing as guardians of fragrance safety, albeit from differing points of view, the record can only improve in the future.
In summary, we determined that it was necessary to have a fresh fragrance oil quality control standard representative of the quality of oil available in any given overseas location. We recognize that ensuring worldwide quality required a central location to evaluate and approve the initial samples of oils before being purchased around the world. Once an initial quality was determined, it was necessary to assure that each location had access to a fresh quality control standard representing this quality. A procedure was then set up to assure annual replacement of quality control standards.
I believe it is necessary to have early, direct, close contact between the major architects of product quality-the formulator and the perfumer.
The recommendations of IFRA are a description of good manufacturing practices of the fragrance industry. Since the recommendations have been published, they are open to scientific criticism. The fact that they remain unchallenged gives additional weight to their status as a generally accepted expert opinion.
“We are in a golden age of fragrance,” said Avery Gilbert during the American Society of Perfumers and New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists' joint meeting. Together, the groups explored safety in fragrance development, creating fragrance to meet changing regulations, and how the resulting formulations affect future brand expansion.