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Aurélie Perrichet: IFRA's new asset

Aurélie Perrichet

After serving as Executive Director of SNE (Specialised Nutrition Europe), Aurélie Perrichet has just joined IFRA as Managing Director Europe. CosmeticOBS spoke with her to learn more about her ambitions and the roadmap she will lead.

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CosmeticOBS: Was it a challenge for you to move from the nutrition sector to the cosmetics sector?

Aurélie Perrichet: These two sectors, as different as they are, have the same requirements: a very strict regulatory framework, absolute consumer protection and a very sustained work with the European Commission. The transition was therefore not brutal.

CosmeticOBS: What is IFRA’s position on the display of allergens in fragrances and on the ingredients targeted by the SCCS?

AP: We support the measures taken at European level. We consider that they are designed to protect consumers. In this respect, IFRA has been involved for some years at European level in a multi-stakeholder partnership focused on the safety of potentially allergenic ingredients (IDEA Program). This initiative brings together experts who work in a transparent way to advance the risk assessment of allergenic substances and to set up early warning systems.

CosmeticOBS: What will be the main projects of your mandate?

AP: I will work closely with members in the European zone to help them better understand the future changes that will be imposed by the European Green Pact. The goal is to maintain a very high level of consumer safety while maintaining …

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