IFRA random fragrance testing shows high level of compliance

By Simon Pitman

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Perfume, Manufacturing

The Belgium-based IFRA organisation says that its latest random testing of fragrance marketed in ten different countries has shown 100 per cent regulatory compliance.

The organisation said it randomly chose a total of 50 fragrances to sample, out of a total number of 450 products, including perfumes, deodorants and household products, that are marketed across a total of 10 different countries in Europe.

According to its results, of those 50 fragrance products sampled, none of them contravened IFRA’s Code of Practice, which ensures that the formulation are in line with standards that have been built around health and safety criteria.

Test reveals standards remain high

“This sixth cycle of our Compliance Program has once again demonstrated that the Standards are adhered to,”​ Pierre Sivac, IFRA President, said.

“Our industry has collectively undertaken the responsibility of enacting this Compliance Program to ensure that the IFRA Standards are respected… this latest cycle show 100 per cent compliance.”

The safety analysis was conducted at the industry research center RIFM and was in turn reviewed by a panel of experts. This procedure is claimed to ensure objectivity, reduce error margin and ensure the code of practice is adhered to.

Ensuring safety standards are adhered to

As an industry organisation representing fragrance manufacturers and suppliers, IFRA’s objective is to ensure the safety of fragrances through the use of a dedicated science programme.

The code of practice has been established for fragrance suppliers and finished goods manufacturers worldwide and is regularly reviewed and amended, according to the latest scientific information or developments.

This entails the restriction and prohibition of a list of substances that have been proven to have a detrimental effect on either fragrance users or the environment.

Further details about the IFRA compliance programme can be obtained from the organisation’s website, which can be seen by clicking here​.

Related topics: Formulation & Science

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