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Perfume: Safety

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 30th October 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle Green

To ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements are placed on perfume and fragrance manufacturers (1) to test, and (2) to demonstrate, the safety of their products for human health.

Photo of Lord Duncan of Springbank Lord Duncan of Springbank Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Perfume and fragrance manufacturers are required under Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products to ensure that their products are safe for human health. All cosmetics products must undergo a safety assessment. A Cosmetic Product Safety Report must be compiled before the product is placed on the market which may be inspected at any time by the enforcement authority.

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