RIFM Database Offers Comprehensive Toxicology Data on Fragrance and Flavor Materials

The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) will provide an online overview of its comprehensive database on May 22, 2024. The database houses over 80,000 references and 200,000 human health and environmental studies on fragrance and flavor raw materials.

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RIFM Database Offers Comprehensive Toxicology Data on Fragrance and Flavor Materials

RIFM Database Offers Comprehensive Toxicology Data on Fragrance and Flavor Materials

The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) Database Team, led by Christen Sachse-Vasquez, will provide an online overview of the most comprehensive source of toxicology data, literature, and general information on fragrance and flavor raw materials on May 22, 2024. The event, open to the public, will take place from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM EDT.

Why this matters: The RIFM Database plays a critical role in ensuring the safe use of fragrance and flavor ingredients, which are ubiquitous in consumer products. The accuracy and comprehensiveness of this database have significant implications for public health and environmental safety.

Launched in 1983, the RIFM Database houses over 80,000 references that include approximately 200,000 human health and environmental studies. This extensive database serves as a critical resource for RIFM's Fragrance Ingredient Safety Assessment and Research programs.

"The science supporting the ongoing safe use of fragrance ingredients begins with the RIFM Database," said Sachse-Vasquez. "This event will provide fragrance safety stakeholders curious about access and/or membership as well as longtime RIFM Members an opportunity to discover the full power of the Database and meet and interact with the dedicated, knowledgeable staff who ensure it reflects the most current information that ultimately informs RIFM's safety evaluations."

During the event, Sachse-Vasquez and her team will provide demonstrations and introductions to various tools, including the Toxicity Data Search Engine tool. RIFM President Anne Marie Api, Ph.D., Fellow ATS, emphasized that data is just one facet of the platform, as RIFM houses many additional resources in the Database, including tools used by RIFM science staff and member companies.

The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials has been assessing the safety of fragrance ingredients since its founding in 1966, using internationally accepted guidelines. RIFM's fragrance ingredient Safety Assessment program draws from its comprehensive database, and all findings are reviewed and approved by an independent panel of academic experts, The Expert Panel for Fragrance Safety.

The upcoming online event led by the RIFM Database Team will showcase the extensive toxicology data andresourcesavailable to support the safe use of fragrance and flavor ingredients. With over 80,000 references and 200,000 studies, the RIFM Database continues to be an essential tool in ensuring the safety of these materials.