ISSAlert June 11, 2018

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New York Finalizes Ingredient Disclosure Program for Cleaning Products

On June 6, New York State finalized its long awaited “Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program” that requires manufacturers of cleaning products sold in New York to disclose chemical ingredients and other information on their websites.  The NYS and California ingredient disclosure requirements will be featured at The ISSA Forum, Sept. 11-12, Arlington, VA. 

Despite the use of the term “household”, the New York disclosure program applies to commercial and institutional cleaning products as well as their consumer counterparts. 

Under the new regulatory program, manufacturers must post the ingredient information listed below on their websites by July 1, 2019; provided however that manufacturers that employ 100 or less workers are not required to post such information until July 1, 2020:

  • Intentionally added ingredients other than fragrance ingredients; and
  • Nonfunctional ingredients present above trace quantities.

In addition, manufacturers must post all required information for the following ingredients by July 1, 2020:

  • Fragrance ingredients; and
  • Nonfunctional byproducts and contaminants present in certain quantities and listed in Appendix D of the NYS guidelines.

Lastly, manufacturers must post all required information for nonfunctional byproducts and contaminants that appear on one or more of the lists of “chemicals of concern” set forth in Appendix B of the NYS policy guidelines by January 1, 2023.

California.  California enacted legislation in Oct. 2017 that requires website ingredient disclosure for cleaning products sold in the state by Jan. 1, 2020; and product label disclosure of ingredients by Jan. 1, 2021.

Additional Information.  The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has published detailed guidelines available online here.  Members impacted by this program are encouraged to review this guidance document closely to gain a better understanding of the breadth and scope of the disclosure requirements.  For additional information, contact Bill Balek, ISSA, 800.225.4772; [email protected].