Companies often have to deal with multiple products and ingredients across several regions globally. For this, they may have to track the ingredients information from various Regulatory Health Authority (HA) websites, which is cumbersome and time-consuming.
Within Freyr iREADY, we maintain regulations/legislations (such as approved, restricted, or prohibited status) and industry standards for cosmetic & food ingredients by Ingredient Name, Function, INCI Name, Country, CAS Number, and INS – E number across 70+ markets on a single platform, hence, reducing the time spent for compliance check by simultaneously reviewing regulations of ingredients across global markets in a single window.
Freyr iREADY takes into consideration the distinct names used for ingredient in different locations. For instance, Water is “Air” in Indonesia and “Aqua” in Canada, hence, ensuring compliant labeling for different markets.
Freyr iREADY covers category – subcategory-based regulations, for instance, in Australia, the maximum usage limit for Steviol Glycosides is 175 mg/kg in the Food Supplements category specifically for dietary supplements used for weight reduction, thereby, allowing users to select ingredients with apt concentration levels while building product formulae
The interface is modeled for users to search ingredients using multiple parameters like Ingredient name, INCI Name, INS/E-No. CAS No., Functions, and Synonyms, in a single search bar.
At an innovation stage, companies often struggle to understand the functions and acceptability of the ingredients used in their formula at a global level.
Freyr iREADY provides companies the ability to build innovative formulae based on ingredient functions and concentration limits and check for compliance in various markets.
Simply selecting multiple ingredients to create formulae, add concentrations and functions, view the acceptability of the ingredient combination across global markets. iREADY includes all identified functions of each ingredient, hence, allowing the user to select functions with ease while building product formulae.
The created formulae are proprietary to the individual user or company
Multiple formulations and SKU’s can be created and saved for future use
Ability to check the status of multiple ingredients by importing ingredient lists into the tool.
Global Comparative Map view across markets to view overall compliance of the formulae based on permissibility of ingredients
With growing scientific knowledge and sensitivity towards product safety, the consumer industry is witnessing more mature and stringent guidelines by the Health Agencies to ensure consumer safety. Sometimes, changes in regulations by the Health Agencies causes huge impact on the existing products of an organization, for instance, preservatives (MIT and CIT) are now banned from many consumer products and if the awareness on the same is delayed, it could lead to reformulation, product recalls, and/or heavy penalty due to non-compliance
Freyr iREADY helps companies determine the existing products that would have an impact due to an ingredient change, that in turn will be beneficial for accurate decision-making. It is even useful during product development as it enables R&D teams to study the impact of change in ingredient regulation on product formulae, or at times when the Regulatory Authority prohibits the use of certain ingredients in a specific market.
Ability to search for recent updates on Cosmetics and Food ingredient regulations across the globe for a given date range.
Ability to view formulae that would be impacted based on the recent updates on ingredients
The impacted ingredients are flagged based on the complexity level of the update
- Blue Flag: Any recent inclusions in approved list or any relaxations in regulations with respect to a specific ingredient, will be highlighted with a blue flag
- Red Flag: Any recent prohibitions or restrictions introduced with respect to any specific ingredient will be highlighted with a red flag
Key safety related information associated with ingredient such as CMR toxicity, Prop 65, SVHC status, etc., is also captured in Freyr iREADY.