"Of the 50 products randomly tested from around the world as part of the IFRA Compliance Program’s third cycle (May 2008 to April 2009) one finished product has been identified as containing a recently banned fragrance material. IFRA is now in contact with the finished product manufacturer in question to investigate the circumstances surrounding the presence of the fragrance material and whether or not it constitutes a case of non-compliance."
From the IFRA website
In their dreams of over regulating everything around the world IFRA hopes in my opinion to become a super power. Unfortunately for them there is no unique global government (yet).
Here you have a french report on the same story with some quotes from their general director:
En tant qu’organisation non gouvernementale, l’IFRA ne dispose pas de pouvoir coercitif, mais l’association a indiqué qu’elle « nommerait et dénoncerait publiquement » la société concernée si celle-ci refusait de se conformer à ses recommandations.
That's threat!!! (whoever the company and the product are) and this sounds familiar to me.
Never underestimate the quest for power when any organisation becomes bigger over the years.
Do not be surprised to see very soon either an "atack" or a clever media campaign against all the complains made by fragrance lovers in the past 5 years about the reformulated perfumes.
A "study" to prove that chypre perfumes with oakmoss were "toxic"? Pourquoi pas!
A "campaign" to show that we were wrong and reformulations were not justified, but needed? Today everything is possible, it's just a matter of strategy (and funds).
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