Regulatory News

California Passes Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2020

Oct. 2 2020

Effective January 1, 2022, manufacturers of cosmetics distributed in California shall disclose fragrance and flavor ingredient information to the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control within the California State Department of Public Health. Manufacturers shall disclose the following information: 

• A list of each fragrance or flavor ingredient included on one of the designated lists defined in the Act that is found in the cosmetic product, along with the CAS number
• A list of each fragrance allergen as per Annex III of the EU Cosmetics Regulation No. 1223/2009 and subsequent updates, with the CAS number, when at or above the following concentrations:
     o Rinse-off cosmetics: 0.01% (100 ppm)
     o Leave-on cosmetics: 0.001% (10 ppm)
• If the product is intended for professional or retail cosmetic use
• The UPC 

To help protect trade secrets, the concentration of fragrance and flavor ingredients does not need to be disclosed. Also, fragrance and flavor ingredients not included in one of the designated lists or in the EU fragrance allergen list are not required to be disclosed.

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