Right to Know Act Mandates Ingredient Disclosures on Labels and Online - In a major victory for consumer and worker right to know, California lawmakers today approved legislation to require manufacturers to disclose the ingredients in home-use and institutional cleaning products. If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill, California will once again become a national leader by requiring greater transparency of ingredients in consumer products.
In a move that sets a new industry precedent, the world’s largest consumer products company, Procter and Gamble (P&G), announced it will voluntarily start disclosing all fragrance ingredients in their products.
S.C. Johnson announced their next move on the path towards 100% transparency of the ingredients – disclosure of 368 potential skin allergens in their products.
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Victory! Unilever (makers of Dove, Axe body spray & more) is the first major personal care products company to commit to voluntarily disclosing the chemicals that make up the fragrances in their products.
The Cleaning Product Right to Know Act calls for manufacturers to disclose the product’s ingredients and contaminants of concern, in order of concentration – including the chemicals used in fragrance mixtures – both on the product label and online.
Taking a look at how far SC Johnson has come on the road to ingredient and fragrance disclosure and important next steps for their chemical safety screening.
The lesson here is that we need mandatory ingredient disclosure through the passage of legislation that requires ALL companies to disclose in a uniform manner. Standardized disclosure will make it easier for buyers to find ingredient information, no matter the brand.