Ingredient Communication Compliance
There is a growing demand by the public for transparency as it pertains to ingredients in consumer products. Many states have considered laws for some degree of disclosure, and beginning in January 2020, California will require manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose all ingredient information on both the product label and on the company’s website, under the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017. ISSA worked with a broad coalition of stakeholders to make sure the legislation balanced the desire for disclosure with compliance burdens for businesses while protecting proprietary information. In 2018, New York followed suit by creating an ingredient disclosure program, which was set to take effect January 2020 but is now going back to the drawing board after the judge ruled it invalid on August 27, 2019. You can read more about the two states’ disclosure programs by clicking on the link below.
ISSA supports consistent disclosure laws that help to educate the public while protecting the legitimate interests of business. Cleaning is critical to protecting public health and therefore any proposals not relying on sound science do a disservice to the public. ISSA Advocacy will continue to monitor proposals regarding ingredient disclosure at the federal and state level. We will continue to support consistent disclosure and labeling requirements and oppose patchwork approach that unduly burdens small businesses, does not protect proprietary business information, and undermines public health by dissuading the use of safe and effective cleaning products.