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Amendments added to ingredient communications model

June 14, 2011
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BLOOMINGTON, IN — The non-profit Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) has announced changes to their consumer product ingredient communication initiative, effective January 1, 2012, according to a press release.

Working with other organizations, CSPA is designing programs that allow manufacturers of conventional and green cleaning chemicals as well as other products to voluntarily provide "full ingredient disclosure" of their products while still protecting the manufacturers'' trade and intellectual secrets, the release stated.

According to the release, manufacturers who join the program are currently required to list all chemical ingredients on either the product’s label, the manufacturer''s website, through a toll-free telephone number and/or via other electronic or non-electronic methods.

"The goal of full ingredient disclosure is to help end-users make the best product selection to serve their specific needs," said Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group.

"In the long run, these programs help build greater trust in the manufacturer, for the product and also protect human health and the environment," Ashkin added.

Click here to read the complete release.

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