WFFC Fall Seminar: Regulatory, Flavor Development
The last year has seen a major shift within the
F&F regulatory landscape, including the recent
passing of California SB 258 (Cleaning Product
Right to Know) and the successful industry initiative towards preventing the banning of coumarin.
The most recent Women in Flavor and Fragrance
Commerce (WFFC) fall seminar addressed this topic
from a variety of value chain perspectives: regulatory,
flavor development, sourcing and product development. Members, current and new, assembled at the
Saddle Brook Marriott in Saddle Brook, New Jersey
on November 15, 2017.
The Transparency Push
“As an industry, we must be more active in regards
to transparency with all of the stakeholders throughout this process,” said Cynthia Reichard, executive
vice president director of client services, Arylessence,
Inc. Reichard presented a broad overview of how
the fragrance industry is impacted by the push for
transparency; particularly California SB 258.
California’s impact on the industry indicates the
dynamic influence states will have on transparency
WFFC board and fall seminar speakers.
in the coming years. “Consumer perception is that
fragrances are not highly regulated,” Reichard
explained. The layers between global, federal, state
and company requirements are growing in complexity. The IFRA Code of Practice, for example, is
preparing for its largest update, the 48th amendment,
which will impact many companies producing F&F
products in the personal care categories.
Launched in February 2017 and sponsored
by Senator Ricardo Lara, the bill is intended to
disclose ingredients in consumer and commercial
cleaning products. If the bill had passed in its
All photos by Dan D’Errico.
“We’re going to have to find a way to interact
with consumers.” –Tony Moore, chief flavorist and chief
operating office, Flavor Producers