IFRA announced the launch of the Consultation on the IFRA Standards that will be part of the 51st Amendment.
The Consultation on all elements of the 51st Amendment was launched on June 30th 2022, and will last for five months closing on November 30th 2022.
SCOPE OF THE CONSULTATION…
The consultation includes the following documents:
- The Excel overview of IFRA Standards in scope of the 51st Amendment (Att. 05).
- The Guidance for the use of IFRA Standards (Att. 01):
Some additional product types have been added to the overview of categories. For example, beard and moustache care products have been added to Category 5B, whereas bath bombs have been included in Category 9, and pillow spray in Category 11B.
The Guidance document now incorporates further important information concerning the application of the Standards, and has been shared through IFRA Information Letters since the last version of the Guidance was issued with the 49th Amendment. IFRA recalls for example, that where products applied to pets (animal sprays or shampoos) are identified in the IFRA Standards Categories, the categorization of such products only relates to the human exposure during their use and does not consider the exposure to the pet itself.
- Where applicable, the Annex on contributions from other sources to the IFRA Standards combine information from natural contributions (former Annex I) as well as Schiff bases (former Annex II) (Att. 03):
Regarding natural contributions, the Annex to the IFRA Standards provides a non-exhaustive indicative list of the typical natural presence of fragrance ingredients restricted by IFRA Standards. This list is prepared with significant input from the IFRA Natural Complex Substances Task Force (NCS TF).
- The new and revised IFRA Standards:
- 34 new IFRA Restriction Standards to control potential dermal sensitization effects for which the systemic toxicity endpoints have also been evaluated (like Isobutyl cinnamate, cis-3-Nonenyl acetate and Ethyl and methyl furaneol).
- 11 new IFRA Restriction Standards to control potential dermal sensitization effects based solely on QRA2 (including carvyl acetate, methyl lavender ketone and 3-Octen-2-one).
- 2 new IFRA Restriction Standards, for which Risk Management is based on, Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) for Methoxycyclododecane and 7-Methoxy-3,7-dimethyloct-1-ene.
- 1 new IFRA Restriction Standard due to potential of depigmentation for Cresols.
- 1 new IFRA Prohibition Standard due to potential genotoxicity effects for 3-Acetyl-2,5-dimethylfuran.
- 8 Revised IFRA Restriction Standards to control potential dermal sensitization effects for which the systemic toxicity endpoints have been evaluated (including carvone, eugenol, and hydroxycitronellal).
- 1 Revised Restriction Standard based on new dermal sensitization data for 3-Propylidenephthalide.
- 1 Revised Restriction Standard based on phototoxicity and systemic toxicity for Methyl-N-methylanthranilate.
- 1 Revised Restriction Standard for Farnesol. Additional CAS numbers have been added to the Standard for clarification.
All documents that are part of the consultation are publicly available via the link below: https://effaiofiifra.sharepoint.com/:f:/s/IFRA51stAmendment/EiYIJApuIBBEk8jh528jgJoBfnEGLP3tkpSXPfuoldsckw?e=glHDaW
The formal letter of notification for all the Standards covered by this consultation will be issued approximately 3 to 4 months after the end of the consultation period (around November 30th 2022) and published on the IFRA website. Therefore, we expect the notification of the 51st Amendment by the first quarter of 2023.
Given the high number of new Standards in scope of the 51st Amendment, the management of the off-cycle 50th Amendment and for reasons of consistency, predictability, and impact on members and customers, the same implementation timelines as the 49th Amendment has been agreed for the 51st Amendment. This timeline applies to all Standards, except the one that prohibits the continued use of one fragrance ingredient. For this prohibition Standard, shorter timelines apply and are in line with those used for the 50th Amendment. These timelines are detailed in the table below.
|Date for Standards entering into force for new creations||Date for Standards entering into force for existing creations|
| IFRA Standards prohibiting
the use of ingredients
| 2 months after the date of the
| 13 months after the date of the
|IFRA Standards restricting
or setting specifications
for the use of ingredients
| 13 months after the date of the
| 25 months after the date of the
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