Ingredient disclosure: companies face challenges developing a harmonized compliance plan, says TSG Consulting
In the US, requirements for ingredient disclosure vary from state to state and retailer to retailer, making it particularly challenging for chemical companies distributing products nationwide to have a harmonized compliance plan. Companies can minimize the risks of non-compliance by applying due diligence and following a strategic and systematic approach to compliance planning, say regulatory and scientific experts TSG Consulting.
The majority of chemical producers in the US are distributing products nationwide and therefore need a harmonized way to fulfill ingredient disclosure requirements in all states and sales venues. However, with each state and retailer adopting slightly different principles, definitions and deadlines to their ingredient disclosure programs, manufacturers face a challenge keeping track of all the requirements. In order to remain compliant in all of the states they distribute their products in, companies will need to monitor multiple lists.
To help chemical producers understand the complexities, TSG has published a free paper Navigating ingredient disclosure: understanding the complexity of developing a harmonized compliance plan. The paper sheds light on some of the disparities, as well as highlights California’s ingredient disclosure program (SB 258, Cleaning Products Right to Know Act), which will start coming into effect from January 1, 2020, and New York’s ingredient disclosure regulation. The latter has existed since the 1970s but has recently been updated, with new requirements starting to trickle in over the next four years.
The paper’s author, Dr Jamie Shetzline, Regulatory Scientist at TSG Consulting, explains: “The information disclosed, its location, and the lists used to determine disclosures are common disparities between ingredient disclosure programs. Dealing with ingredient disclosure can be confusing and overwhelming, particularly for chemical producers distributing products nationwide. Companies can minimize the risk of non-compliance by following a strategic and systematic approach to compliance planning.”
Navigating ingredient disclosure: understanding the complexity of developing a harmonized compliance plan is available at: www.tsgconsulting.com/advisory/navigating-ingredient-disclosure/