International Harmonization of Nomenclature
Requests from industry regarding how to identify ingredients in cosmetic labeling, and FDA's responses. Note: The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association (CTFA), which submitted these requests, has changed its name to the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC).
Industry Requests and FDA Responses
CTFA request regarding the use of "harmonized" nomenclature: March 14, 1995 ( PDF)(PDF - 222KB) CTFA request regarding harmonization of ingredient names (Color Additives, Denatured Alcohol, and Plant Extracts): May 24, 1995 (available in PDF)(PDF - 128KB) FDA Response to CTFA Requests Regarding "Harmonized" and Botanical Ingredient Nomenclature(PDF - 1.4MB) CTFA request regarding the use of "+/-" in place of "may contain": August 2, 1995 (available in PDF)(PDF - 83KB) FDA Response to CTFA Request Regarding the Use of "+/-" in Place of "May Contain" CTFA petition regarding harmonization of ingredient labeling names and recognition of the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary Sixth Edition: September 20, 1996 (available in PDF, 1.2 Mb)(PDF - 1.2MB) FDA Response to CTFA Petition Regarding Harmonization of Ingredient Labeling Names and Recognition of the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary Sixth Edition