Statement by Farah K. Ahmed, President & CEO, IFRANA on Cosmetics Legislation in the 115th Congress

WASHINGTON, DC – IFRANA today released the following statement by President and CEO Farah K. Ahmed regarding the introduction of cosmetics legislation in the 115th Congress:

“We support efforts toward modernization of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) oversight of cosmetics. We will continue to focus our efforts on education and advocacy regarding fragrance and fragrance-related aspects of any legislation.
With greater understanding of fragrance and the fragrance industry, including the scientific rigor supporting the materials we use, we believe Congress can establish enhancements to cosmetics regulations that will improve our ability to innovate, support the American economy, nurture the environment, and further strengthen consumer confidence and trust in the fragrances they love.

We look forward to continuing our engagement with the cosmetics industry, members of Congress, FDA, and other stakeholders as we work toward a national program for the uniform FDA regulation of fragrance in the United States.”
The International Fragrance Association North America represents the vast majority of all fragrances developed and sold in the United States and Canada. Its 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.

IFRANA also represents companies that supply fragrance ingredients, such as essential oils and other raw materials, used in perfumery and fragrance mixtures. IFRANA has represented the interests of the fragrance industry in Washington, D.C. since the 1920s.


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