Fragrance Industry: Let’s Get TSCA Done

Washington, DC
The International Fragrance Association, North America is pleased the House Energy and Commerce Committee passed the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015 today. IFRA North America encourages all Members of the House of Representatives to vote in favor of the legislation when it comes up for a vote later this month.

“We thank the Members of the House Energy & Environment Committee for passing this important piece of legislation out of committee. We encourage all Members of Congress to vote yes on reforming TSCA while promoting both consumer safety and industry’s ability to compete globally,” said Jennifer Abril, President of IFRA North America.

We also encourage the Senate to bring the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act to the floor as soon as possible for a vote by the full Senate. These two bills are based on sound science and will confirm that ingredients are safe for their intended use while encouraging innovation, consumer confidence and ensuring that materials production helps to drive the US economy.

IFRA North America continues to endorse efforts to modify the legislation to provide greater national consistency on safety standards. This would provide businesses with more certainty to make long-term plans and commitments.

About IFRA North America
IFRA North America represents over 90% of all fragrances developed and sold in the United States and Canada. Our member companies create and manufacture fragrances and scents for home care, personal care, home design and industrial and institutional products, all of which are marketed by consumer goods companies. IFRA North America also represents companies that supply fragrance ingredients, such as essential oils and other raw materials, used in perfumery and fragrance mixtures.

Gregory Minchak