FMDs, Tolerance Limits, and Data Requirements

Question: Is there an industry standard or regulation that outlines tolerance limits, proprietary data percentages and weight ranges for full material disclosures (FMDs)?

Answer: By nature, FMDs are statements of all the substances and materials contained within a product. The key is to provide a full account.

There are no commonly-accepted best practices for the data types you’ve outlined. Companies can either provide precise weight and substance amounts, or they can provide ranges, which ensure any proprietary data is protected. Report values for substances where regulations state a threshold limit.

Provide a full account of all substances, including names and Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) and European Community (EC) numbers, with ranges to protect intellectual property rights Review and update substance data on a regular basis.

Content is current as of 2019-10-25.

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