Public consultation on fragrance allergens in the framework of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products
Åpen konsultasjon igangsatt av Kommisjonen 13.02.2014
BAKGRUNN (fra Kommisjonens pressemelding 13.02.2014, dansk utgave)
Commission launches consultation on fragrance allergens
Today the European Commission launches a public consultation on fragrance allergens. It is estimated that between 1-3% of the population in Europe has a skin allergy to fragrances. In this context, consumers should be made aware of the presence of additional allergens in the cosmetic product. At the request of the EC, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) issued an opinion on fragrance allergens, which found that three allergens were considered not safe, and a number of single chemicals or natural extracts were identified as substances of special concern. The EC proposes that the three substances which were found to be unsafe should be banned from cosmetic products, and that additional allergens should be subject to the obligation of individual labelling on the package of a cosmetic product. Taking these consultations into account, an implementing act will be prepared and the proposed changes will be presented to the European Parliament and the Member States.