The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) began compiling consumer product ingredient data in 2008. Today, HCPA has taken this data and created the consumer product ingredients database. The database is used by chemical suppliers, formulators, manufacturers, marketers, retailers, NGOs, state & federal regulatory agencies and trade associations as a means for ingredient communication.
The HCPA Consumer Product Ingredients Dictionary helps leading CPG companies simplify labeling decisions, standardize ingredient names, and align with California, Walmart, Target and EPA Safer Choice labeling preferences.
Retailers such as Walmart and Target are releasing their own chemical and ingredient disclosure policies as consumers push for greater transparency and clarity in product labeling. Absolute consistency in the appearance of your label and the ingredients on that label is a key component of meeting and exceeding those expectations, not to mention regulatory requirements
Lack of coordination, legacy solutions and human nature makes something that should be easy – calling the same ingredient by the same name on all products – a surprising challenge.