Following several amendments and final consultation, The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) have now published the 49th Amendment with effect from January 10, 2020.
The 49th Amendment introduces the revised methodology of Quantitive Risk Assessment for fragrance ingredients (QRA2).
A review of the IFRA Categories for QRA2 means there are now 12 IFRA Categories with some having sub-categories to manage phototoxicity. There are therefore a total of 18 IFRA Categories (or classes) for the 49th Amendment.
Perhaps of most interest to the readers of this article are the implementation timelines which are as follows.
Date for Standards entering into force for new creations: 13 months after the date of the Notification (i.e. February 10, 2021)
Date for Standards entering into force for existing creations: 25 months after the date of the Notification (i.e. February 10, 2022)
Customers utilising ProductVision’s flexible product lifecycle management modules can enjoy a rapid deployment of all of these changes. The unlimited nature of ProductVision “properties” means the existing QRA1 data can sit beside the QRA2 data allowing for easy comparison of formulas and their new IFRA limits. The powerful jobs module typically used for ERP integrations easily allows for a one-off import of the new Standards data with minimal effort and risk of error. Easy configuration of the Guidelines & Restrictions module provides for the new limits to be highlighted to users at the time of creation.
For more information about the IFRA 49th Amendment please visit https://ifrafragrance.org/.
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