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WFFC Fall Tech Seminar Addresses Ingredients & Reformulations

Posted: December 26, 2013, from the January 2014 issue of P&F magazine.

The fragrance suppliers should take a lead in defending the industry’s palette, said Greg Adamson (Givaudan), during the annual fall technical seminar of the Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce (WFFC) in New Jersey. Suppliers, he added, should help customers to understand the artistry, complexity and innovation that are at stake when regulations are expanded unnecessarily.

In addition to Toxic Substances Control Act reform in the United States and ingredient labeling/deletion potentially taking place under the latest fragrance allergen opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), the fragrance industry faces restrictions under customer and retailer programs. These include Reckitt Benckiser’s fragrance allergen labeling program in the United States, Walmart’s focus on chemicals and fragrance disclosure under its sustainability program, Target’s product ingredient safety and disclosure rankings, and SC Johnson’s “What’s Inside” ingredient disclosure project.

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