In an article published on August 29, 2018, by regulatory news provider Chemical Watch, reporter Tammy Lovell informed that U.S. retailer Target will require suppliers to provide access to more chemical data by the end of 2018. According to Target’s chemicals policy of 2017 (FPF reported), the retailer needs to screen its products for unwanted chemicals and make efforts to reformulate the products and remove the chemicals of concern. However, the retailer is missing data to screen ingredients for 62% of its products, Lovell explained.

Target set the goal to achieve product ingredient transparency and remove phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde (including formaldehyde-donors), and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) from certain product categories by 2020.

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Tammy Lovell (August 29, 2018). “Target will require suppliers to reveal chemical data.Chemical Watch