New York Courts Invalidate Ingredient Disclosure Rule

August 30, 2019

This week the New York State Supreme Court invalidated New York’s Ingredient Disclosure Program for not following proper rulemaking procedures.

Compliance with the program had been delayed twice from its original July 1, 2019 deadline due to a lawsuit filed jointly by the Household Consumer Products Association (HCPA) and the American Cleaning Institute.

The lawsuit was filed in part because the programwas written in a way that is much more onerous and overly broad compared to California’s Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017. For now, the cleaning industry has been granted a reprieve and does not have to observe New York’s ingredient disclosure requirements.

ISSA members no longer need to comply with New York’s program by January 2020, as the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation will now have to go through proper rulemaking, which will likely take significant time. California’s program is still set to go into effect January of 2020 and was not impacted by the ruling.

Learn about events ISSA has scheduled to explain the current landscape and help bring your company into compliance with California’s ingredient disclosure requirements.

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