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Friday, June 21, 2013IFRA

IFRA: 47th Amendment to the Code of Practice


The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has officially notified the 47th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice as part of the industry’s ongoing safety program. The association proposes now 202 Standards.

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IFRA Communique

There are six new Standards based on the Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) methodology, four revised Standards, a new Standard restricting the use of Furfural, a new Group Standard prohibiting the use of 2,4-Dienals and 11 revised Standards which take into account the contributions of Schiff Bases. Finally, one Standard has a corrected maximum use level.

One of the six new Standards is the result of new data becoming available supporting the safe use of Dihyrocoumarin. The result is that this previously prohibited material will now become a restricted material. The Standards are now made up of:
• 102 IFRA Standards restricting the use of ingredients
• 80 IFRA Standards prohibiting the use of ingredients
• 20 IFRA Standards setting a purity requirement

Full details of the 47th Amendment and all related guidance documents are freely available on the new IFRA website .

Compliance with the Standards of the IFRA Code of Practice is mandatory for all companies belonging to IFRA directly or IFRA member associations. The Code of Practice applies to the manufacture and handling of all fragrance materials, for all types of applications and contains the full set of IFRA Standards. The majority of client companies, including …

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