IFRA announces 48th Amendment to Standards
IFRA (International Fragrance Association) has officially issued the
48th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice* as part of the industry’s ongoing
The Amendment consists of:
1. Three new Standards based on the dermal
sensitization QRA (Quantitative Risk Assessment).
2. One revised Standard, based on the dermal
sensitization QRA, with a corrected maximum pragmatic use level.
3. Two new Standards prohibiting use due to
insufficient data for safety assessment.
4. Revised policy on combined use of four phototoxic
ingredients and clarification on the application scope of all phototoxicity
Standard on Methyl eugenol on the restriction level for non-skin, incidental
skin contact products.
Standard of Estragole on the language describing the categories (non-skin,
incidental skin contact products) to harmonize with the Methyl eugenol
7. Several Standards revised for clarification.
8. Three revised Standards due to the addition of
new CAS Numbers.
There is a degree of emphasis in
this year’s Amendment on introducing measures designed to make the system of
Standards, now more than 40 years old, more consistent and user friendly.
details of the 48th Amendment, including annexes and guidance on
implementing the Standards can be found on the IFRA Standards section of the
compliance with the Standards of the IFRA Code of Practice is mandatory for all
IFRA member companies belonging to an IFRA member association.
Notes to Editors:
*The IFRA Code of Practice
The Code applies to the
manufacture and handling of all fragrance materials, for all types of
applications and covers the full set of IFRA Standards. Abiding by the IFRA
Code of Practice is a prerequisite for all fragrance supplier companies that
are members of IFRA (either directly or through national associations). The
majority of client companies (including producers of toiletries and household
products) expect their fragrances to comply with IFRA Standards as set out in
**Fragrance industry Safety
The fragrance industry’s
safety program is founded on testing fragrance materials and either
establishing ‘Safe Use Levels’, or prohibiting their use, based on studying
their potential effects on people and the environment. Currently the safety
program contains 191 ‘Standards’, which restrict, or prohibit, the use of selected fragrance