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SB312 / CFFIRKA

Everything you need to know

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California has a new regulation called CFFIRKA or SB312. CFFIRKA stands for Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act and was passed September 30, 2020. This Act has required notifications since January 1st, 2022 and is live now. There are 3,058 ingredients that are required to be notified as of February 1, 2022. Because this list of ingredients is so extensive, it is highly likely that most cosmetic products will be required to be notified. The ingredients are sourced from 22 chemical and ingredient lists such as CA Proposition 65, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists, water pollutants, and various European Union (EU) regulations.

Does this apply to you?
More than likely. Often, companies are not even aware that their formulas have individual fragrance ingredients that are on this list.

What is the risk if I don’t notify?
If a company does not fulfill their obligations, that is a crime. Moreover, companies would also be subject to lawsuits by consumers.

What you need to know:
The notification is a legal requirement and, once notified, the information will be public.
The purpose of this legislation is to give the public the resources to know what might be in the products they are using, in case they are allergic, along with other fragrance ingredients that have safety concerns.

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