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Draft EU Allergen Regulation notified to the WTO

Le projet de Règlement "Allergènes" européen notifié à l'OMC

The European Union has just transmitted to the WTO a draft Regulation on the labelling of fragrance allergens in cosmetic products. It is a transposition of the 2012 SCCS Opinion which called for the mandatory labelling of some 56 additional substances, following the same rules as those that apply to the 25 allergens already subject to this obligation.

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Notification Date

15 September 2022

Products covered

Cosmetic products

Title of the notified document

Draft Commission Regulation (EU) amending Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards labelling of fragrance allergens in cosmetic products


The draft measure proposes that additional fragrance allergens are individually labelled on the package of a cosmetic product, if their concentration exceeds 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01% in rinse-off products. It further introduces some updates and simplifications in the names of those substances. It is all done through amendments of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009.


Protection of human health or safety

Key points of the future Regulation

• This Regulation is based on the SCCS Opinion of 26-27 June 2012 which confirmed that the labelling requirement for fragrance allergens (currently 25 are subject to it) was still relevant, and identified 56 additional fragrance allergens to be labelled. It was already as a result of this Opinion that Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (HICC), Atranol and Chloroatranol had been banned by Regulation 2017/1410
• The text updates some INCI names, CAS and EC numbers, and groups certain substances under a single INCI name.
• It modifies the obligations applicable to …

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