Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
On 17 December 2014, DG SANCO, together with the International Fragrance Association, IFRA, organised the second workshop to report on the progress of the IDEA project about risk assessment methodologies, processes and criteria to identify fragrance allergens of concern. This is a result of the SCCS opinion on fragrance allergens in cosmetic products of 26-27 July 2012 who called for developing high quality safety assessment in this area.
More than 50 participants attended this workshop; beside SCCS members, there were also experts from Academia, Fragrance Industry, Commission departments and civil society.
This event was the appropriate platform to monitor the progress made, exchange views, update the programme and priorities for future work to ensure consumer safety in the area of fragrance allergy whilst providing a framework for innovation and competiveness for the EU cosmetic industry.
Minutes and materials of the meeting will be soon available on the IDEA project website.
Pictures of the workshop