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Feb 09, 2009 | 07:03 AM CST

IFRA to Prohibit 2,4-Double Conjugated alpha, beta Unsaturated Aldehydes

The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) is expected to prohibit the use of 2,4-hexadienal (CAS# 80466-34-8) and other 2,4-double conjugated alpha, beta unsaturated aldehydes as part of the 44th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice.

Jan 30, 2009 | 11:51 AM CST

IFRA Seminar to Focus on Pros and Cons of Fragrance Use

International Fragrance Association will hold a seminar investigating “the pros and cons of modern fragrance” on March 31, 2009 at Stanhope Hotel, Brussels, Belgium.

Jan 29, 2009 | 01:19 PM CST

REACH-IT System Updated

ECHA has announced that the search and messaging modules in the REACH-IT system have been updated.

Jan 08, 2009 | 04:29 PM CST

FMA Ponders Green Fragrances: a Balancing Act

By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Perfumer & Flavorist …

Defining "green" and "sustainability"; defending safe fragrance ingredients and delivering on consumer demands.

Dec 18, 2008 | 04:50 PM CST

FMA Comments on Lacey Act Amendments

The Fragrance Materials Association has submitted comments to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the Lacey Act amendments, which were enacted by Congress earlier this year.

Oct 20, 2008 | 01:08 PM CDT

Regulatory: Capping Maximum Use Levels for Fragrance Materials

By: Matthias Vey, IFRA

Examining IFRA’s new Quantitative Risk Assessment methodology

In 2005, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) introduced a new Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) approach to restrict fragrance materials that have a potential to induce dermal sensitization. This new approach is a much more refined methodology for evaluating sensitizing fragrance materials, and so provides more precise guidance on use levels of materials depending on the situation and the product in which they are used. Ultimately, it will better protect the consumer from becoming sensitized to a specific fragrance ingredient.

Sep 30, 2008 | 03:05 PM CDT

California Governor Signs Green Chemistry Bills

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed two bills into law that will give state regulators broad authority to identify, evaluate and, if necessary, ban potentially harmful industrial chemicals.