American Cleaning Institute hosts Capitol Hill fly-in event for member companies to engage with congressional offices, advocating for national labeling standard for cleaning product ingredient communication

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June 15, 2023 (press release) –

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) hosted its largest Capitol Hill fly-in event on June 14 for member companies to engage with congressional offices on the need to establish a national standard for cleaning product ingredient communication.

As consumers seek more information about their cleaning products, a national labeling standard for cleaning product ingredients would ensure this information is consistent, transparent, and accessible to consumers across the United States, no matter where they live or purchase their cleaning products. At the same time, a national labeling standard would provide much needed clarity for cleaning product manufacturers around how to communicate their product ingredients to consumers.

“Consumers have a right to know, understand, and trust the ingredients in their cleaning products, which are essential to keeping our homes and public spaces safe and clean,” said Douglas Troutman, ACI General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Government Affairs.

“National labeling standards already exist for other industries, such as food and drugs, and ACI believes its common-sense policy for there to be one for cleaning product ingredient communication as well. We’re on Capitol Hill to talk with lawmakers about Congress’ role in equipping American consumers with clear and consistent ingredient information.”

ACI members engaged two dozen congressional offices on this important issue. Fly-in participants included leading companies and brands from across cleaning product supply chain:

  • Arxada
  • Arylessence, Inx.
  • BASF Corporation
  • BYK USA Inc.
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • Givaudan
  • Mattpak
  • MonoSol, A Kuraray Company
  • Pilot Chemical Company
  • PMC Biogenix 
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Reckitt
  • SC Johnson
  • Sunshine Makers Inc.
  • Vantage Specialty Chemicals

To learn more about establishing a national labeling standard for the cleaning products industry, visit: https://www.cleaninginstitute.org/ingredientcommunication.


The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – www.cleaninginstitute.org) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.

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