Industry and Regulatory Links
Federal and State Government Regulatory Websites
This is a great website that allows you access to a number of other important websites involving environmental rules and regulations such as:
Federal Register database- you can go as far back as 1995. It is a daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices from various Federal agencies (EPA, OSHA, DEA, BATF).
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)- you can access many titles such as: CFR 21 (Food and Drug), CFR 27 (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms), CFR 29 (OSHA), CFR 40 (Environmental), CFR 49 (DOT).
A Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents.
U.S. Government Manuals.
If you are responsible for environmental permits and reports enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this website is a must. You can access specific key topics (i.e. air, water and waste permit requirements, Pesticide, Pollution Prevention and various chemical reporting requirements, Compliance & Enforcement contacts). You are also able to access CFR 40 laws and regulations.
This website allows you to access the most current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards (found in CFR 29) along with standard development, and draft proposed program rules. You can also find compliance guides and answers to frequently asked questions.
If you are required to register with the Drug Enforcement Agency any controlled substances or listed chemicals, this is a great website with a lot of information such as: DEA offices and directories, reports required by CFR 21, Federal Register Notices, CFR 21, a list of drugs and chemicals of concern.
If you are using denatured alcohol in your manufacturing processes you need to register a permit with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. This website gives you all the information necessary to comply with your permit such as: proper labeling, recording alcohol distribution, usage and alcohol drawbacks, special tax returns, and denatured alcohol formulas.
In New Jersey the flavor and fragrance industry is regulated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) in areas such as air, water and waste. In many cases, state regulations override federal regulations. This website allows you access to a number of topics which require permits/registrations such as: Air, Asbestos, Discharge Prevention, Emergency Response, Hazardous Waste, Pesticides, Recycling, Underground Storage Tank, Water, Solid Waste. This website also allows you to acquire permit applications and checklists to ensure proper compliance.
New Jersey public and private employers are required by law to provide to their employees information about hazardous substances at their workplace. This website provides information such as: NJ Worker and Community R-T-K regulations, R-T-K hazardous substance fact sheets, R-T-K County Lead Agencies, and answers to commonly asked questions.
If you are involved in the transportation of your raw materials and finished products this is the website to access all Department of Transportation requirements. You can access CFR 49 regulations to determine both reporting and packaging requirements. You can also access the Federal Register from here.
If you are interested in learning who the largest polluters are in your community.
This website requires an online subscription to obtain information on specific CFR 21 citations involving food additives. This website is used a lot by our flavor regulatory group. Information such as exporter guides, labeling requirements and chemical registrations for specific countries can be accessed on this website.
The Food Allergy Research and Resource Program website is great if you are looking for current industry information regarding allergens.
www.fda.gov: The main access site /portal for all related FDA links. Another site to bookmark for general information.
www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/guidance.htm: for food and cosmetic labeling as well as information regarding additives, supplements, pesticide testing, etc.
Industry Regulatory Sites
www.ifraorg.org : The International Fragrance Association – founded 1973 to monitor the legislation worldwide for usage guidelines on raw materials that have been determined either unsafe at certain levels or unusable. IFRA publishes fragrance raw material guidelines in the Code of Practice.
www.rifm.org: Research Institute for Fragrance Materials – founded 1966. The main objective is to obtain data on ingredients used in fragrances to ensure the safety of perfumery materials. RIFM forwards their findings and recommendations to IFRA for publication in the Code of Practices. RIFM consists of toxicologists, pharmacists and dermatologists that have no ties to the fragrance industry. This site requires membership for data access.
www.colipa.com: The European Trade Association representing the Cosmetic, Toiletry and perfume industry. COLIPA is the industry’s voice on the data to defend fragrance and cosmetic safety. They meet with US safety organizations to discuss their findings in order to provide safe and effective products. COLIPA publishes the EU Cosmetic Directive for harmonized consumer safety. More and more COLIPA statements are required with MSDS forms in the USA.
Industry Organization Sites:
www.ctfa.org: The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association is the main trade association the personal care industry. They publish INCI (International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary)
www.chemsources.org: Chemical Sources Association Website.
www.flavorchemist.org: Society of Flavor Chemist website.
www.femaflavor.org: FEMA’s website. This site requires membership for navigation of website. Access password also required.
www.ift.org: Institute of Food Technologists main page includes job listings, expo calendar etc. Links to other related sites of interest for those on the food/flavor side of the industry.
www.icmad.org: trade organization of entrepreneurial companies in the cosmetic and beauty industry.
www.ifanca.org: The Islamic food and nutrition council of America. Halal supervision and certification requirements/certificates/oversight and general information site.
www.msdssearch.com: Supplier of MSDS’s via the Internet. They will also author MSDS forms for your specific formula (for a fee, of course..)
www.monell.org: Non-profit organization established in 1968 exploring the chemical senses. Self proclaimed premier institute for chemosensory research.
www.naffs.org: National Association of Flavors & Food Ingredient Systems. Access to membership list as well as links to related sites.
www.olfactory.org: non profit organization whose mission is to explore the importance of the sense of smell and human response to odor in enhancing the quality of life.
www.perfumers.org: American Society of Perfumers site. Non profit organization which encourages the art and science of perfumery through their membership.
www.sisoc.org/aacc: American Association of Cereal Chemists website.
www.womeninpackaging.org: pretty much says it all.
www.wffc.org: Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce, Inc. website. Provides general information on organization, calendar of events, membership changes, links to other industry organizations and useful sites.
Industry Magazines and Media Sites
www.happi.com: Happi Magazines main site. Offers information in the personal care, household, industrial and institutional fields. Archives of part articles, industry press releases and personnel changes are also up to date.
www.perfumerflavorist.com: Home page for the Perfumer & Flavorist magazine. Industry news releases as well as research articles relating to essential oils and aroma chemicals. Offer a compendium of F&F materials and other useful working tools for the industry professional.
www.perfume2000.com: Perfume2000 magazine home page offering industry news, job listings, trends and even a chat room. This magazine aims to offer up-to-date information for retailers to keep up with the perfume industry and trends.
Industry Related Info Sites and Portals:
www.beverageonline.com and www.marketresearch.com: websites providing expert insights on global industries (including flavors & beverages ), companies, products and trends. Mostly geared towards beverages. Free internet access to various related online magazines including an email newsletter.
www.bevnet.com: Reviews and information on non-alcoholic beverages, news and classifieds.
www.beverage-digest.com: beverage market and info.
www.chemfinder.com: supplies information on chemicals and their descriptions while offering links to chemical suppliers and distributors.
www.foodonline.com: Industry news, product showcase, regulatory updates, newsletter. Online buy and sell as well as job listings.
www.foodnavigator.com: databases for research, ingredients, companies and market trends in the food industry.
www.foodtrends.com: food trends online newsletter, resources and extensive links system with industry on-line magazines such as www.beverageworld.com etc. A large site encompassing a wide variety of topics relating to food and beverage.
www.foreign-trade.com: when you just cannot remember whether you have to divide or multiply when trying to work out a price in EUROs or Yen. Do yourself a favor and avoid a costly mistake. Use this site to do the up to the minute exchange rate for you. Go directly to:
www.futuresource.com: commodity trading on the NY and London exchanges.
www.futures.tradingchart.com/marketquotes: free access to commodity market including currency, food & fiber, grains, indexes, interest rates, livestock, metal, oil & energy.
www.leffingwell.com: In addition to trying to sell software designed for the F&F industry, Leffingwell & Assoc. provide the Perfumer, Flavor, Food and Beverage industries with contacts and industry news and press releases. They also have summations on various chemicals and properties. Terrific portal for access to a large listing of F&F companies with direct access to these websites. Good portal to bookmark for general information.
www.naturalproductsinsider.com: another portal for raw material sourcing with company listings and interactive buyers guide for flavors, flavor raw materials, neutraceuticals and botanicals. Also has news-wire for industry happenings and FDA news.
www.nybot.com: the NY Board of Trade – commodity trading info.
www.perfumersworld.com: website company offering information and training opportunities in perfumery either online or at their facility in Thailand.
www.rm2m.com: provides manufacturer’s collaborative applications (software) for managing raw material procurement cycle – from material discovery and contract posting through document access, order fulfillment and vendor management.
www.thomasregister.com: the online version of everyone’s old fave. No subscription necessary and all access is free.
Additional Useful Government Info Sites
www.customs.gov: US Customs office. Up to date duty rates and answers to other important Import/Export questions, HTC #s, tarrifs, regulations on NAFTA etc. For direct access to import duty information go directly to link at www.dataweb.usitc.gov/scripts/tariff/toc.htm
www.nass.usda.gov/fl/rtoc2htm: Citrus Forecast page for Florida Dept of Citrus - includes general crop information for citrus (as well as other crops) producing areas in the USA.
www.usda.gov: US Dept of Agriculture. Provides some useful links re BSE and other applicable safety issues regarding the food industry.
http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search: This website is for Toxic substances and is maintained by the US government. It lists REAL, INDUSTRIAL USES for our products!!! This site gathers their research from Kirk-othmer, SRI and other sources that I wasn't aware of. I also lists FORMULATIONS where the product is used for human consumption. It also lists US producers, import/export data, MSDS information, etc.