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IFRA IOFI Labelling Manual 2020

The IFRA-IOFI Labelling Manual assigns hazard classifications and labelling guidance for fragrance and flavour materials following the rules of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG). A new edition of the Labelling Manual is produced in January each year.



E.F.E.O. Joint Action on Proposed Change in Rules on the Classification of MOCS in EU

E.F.E.O. has worked with AISE, EFFA, IFRA, Natrue, Cosmetics Europe and CIHEF to develop a joint position statement. This position has been proposed in a “thought starter” document discussed at CARACAL. In addition, working with MayerBrown, a legal opinion has been developed. The legal opinion argues that there is no rationale, no reasonable interpretation of the CLP that could lead to subjecting almost all substances (MOCS) to the rules applicable to mixtures where the CLP Regulation specifies different rules for substances and mixtures. Please find the documents below.

Classification of MOCS under CLP - industry alliance position (PDF)

Legal opinion on The Classification of MOCS under the CLP Regulation (PDF)

E.F.E.O. News 2020

E.F.E.O. AGM 2020

E.F.E.O.’s president, Jean-François Quarré, is pleased to inform you that E.F.E.O.’s 18th Annual General Meeting will be held on

9th June, 2020 via webbinar - only for members


For the first time in E.F.E.O.’s history, the Annual General Meeting took place via webinar.
A short overview was given of the activities of E.F.E.O. and its Communication and Technical Committee, and of the most pressing regulatory challenges for our industry. 

Outgoing president Jean-Francois Quarré made a summary of his years in the office before passing the baton to Elisabeth Vossen, the first woman president of the federation. She will be working closely together with Manolo Donaire Alliët, who has taken the role of vice president. 

E.F.E.O. NEWS 2019

E.F.E.O.´s AGM 2019 in Paris


“The Future of naturals from the Perfumer point of view”
with Maurice Roucel, Master perfumer at Symrise

With his natural flair and outspokenness, this eminent perfumer shared, through a very open exchange, his passion for natural raw materials and outlined his career from his time as a chemist at Chanel, through his beginnings at Symrise, his long stay in the United States and his current work in Europe. Despite the growing demand for naturals, (new) regulations continue to limit the perfumery palette as certain raw materials are restricted at chemical component level due to evolving safety standards (take methyl eugenol in rose). Mr. Roucel believes a perfumer’s creative flexibility is essential during these shifting regulatory policies.
After having created many fragrances of world renown, he told us of his optimism for the future and more particularly for niche perfumery, the type that frees itself from economic constraints, using new and unknown raw materials sourced in a responsible and sustainable manner, and refusing to seek to please the greatest number, thus allowing the perfumer to highlight the creation in a permanent exchange with his partners.


“How to tackle NCS risk assessment”
by Danielle Botelho, Safety assessment manager at RIFM

“Sustainable essential oils and pharmaceutical requirements”
by Yves Barbin, Vegetal Active Ingredients Director at Pierre Fabre Laboratories

“Essential oils and Pesticides; how to face the future with E.F.E.O.”
by Jean-François Quarré, E.F.E.O. President and Philippe Claud, General Deputy of PASS cluster: 2nd Collective Action study of the Lavender supply chain

“Update on legislation”
by Lutz Düshop, Secretary General of E.F.E.O.


E.F.E.O.´s AGM 2019 in Paris

E.F.E.O.´s president, Jean-François Quarré, is pleased to invite you to E.F.E.O.´s 17th Annual General Meeting will be held on

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 

AGM from 09:00 till 09:45 (for members only) followed by our Conference from 10:00 till 13:00

at the

Chamber of Commerce & Industry,
8 Avenue de la Porte Champerret, 75017 Paris.

The date of these events has been chosen to synchronise with the SIMPPAR 2019 that will take place on 5th and 6th June, 2019 at walking distance.


09:00h – 09:45h E.F.E.O. AGM (restricted to EFEO members only!)
09:45h – 10:00h Coffee break
10:00h – 13:00h Conference, open to public, proposing the following guest speakers: 

  • Maurice Roucel, master perfumer in Symrise, “Future of Naturals”,
  • Danielle Botelho, RIFM Safety Assessment Manager, “How to tackle NCS risk assessment“
  • Yves Barbin, Director of the Plant-Based Active Ingredients Center, Pierre Fabre Laboratories, “Sustainable essential oils and pharmaceutical requirements”,
  • Jean-François Quarré, E.F.E.O. President, “Essential oils and Pesticides; how to face the future with E.F.E.O.”

News and Events from the Industy


Prodarom AGM

The AGM will take place 25th September 2020 at the Palais de Congress, Grasse, France. 

MAP-Expo 2020

The MAP-Expo 2020 will be held on the 7th and 8th October, 2020 in De Beursfabriek in Nieuwegein (close to Utrecht).

Beauty Istanbul 2020

The exhibition will be held 14th - 16th October in Istanbul, Turkey.

Flavorcon 2020

Flavorcon 2020 on 11th and 12th November, 2020 will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia PA.

Fragrance Creators’ 2020 Spring Dinner

The dinner is postponed to November 18th at Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

Aromadays 2020

The third edition of Aromadays is planned on 3rd and 4th December, 2020 in Avignon, France.

IFRA Annual Meeting and Global Fragrance Summit - Postponed

The summit has been postponed to the first half of 2021.


SIMPPAR - International Exhibition of Raw Materials for Perfumery will take place on June 2nd-3rd in Paris.

World Perfumery Congress (WPC)

he WPC is postponed to June 29-July 1, 2021 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida.

IFEAT Conference 2021

The conference is postponed to 12th - 16th September, 2021 in Berlin, Germany.



Press-Media 2019

Perfumer & Flavorist - Press release June 4th, 2019

E.F.E.O. Meeting Explores the Future of Naturals