WERCSmart continues to provide improvements to data collection and delivery for our supplier and retail customers. Here's what is in store on September 28, 2022
California Fragrance & Flavor
The report, California Safe Cosmetic Program Assessment, will now have a new column for the report output that will clarify the ingredient name(s) of any reportable ingredients, as per the regulation.
Additionally, kit registrations that contain private label (private brand) products directed to Target will now be included in the regulatory information for each individual regulated product within the kit.
Aerosol Products that may be pesticides or be FIFRA Exempt
To ensure accuracy of data collection and assessment data, certain product types may encounter validation of whether the product is considered a pesticide and, if a pesticide, is FIFRA exempt under EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regulations. Existing registrations that are any of the following aerosol product types may encounter a required update prior to forwarding to an additional retailer, or editing and submitting UPC/GTIN updates:
Art Fixatives or Sealant Coating
Automotive Body Primer
Aviation or Marine Primer
Aviation Propeller Coating
Exact Match Finish for Engines
Pleasure Craft Finish Primer
Please Craft Topcoat
Flat Paint or Coating
Ground Traffic/Marking Coating
Polyolefin Adhesion Promoter
Paint, or Paint-Related, Primer
Data Tier Consent Revision
The retailer has expanded their data tier consent requirements for their chemical policy to include Cleaning Supplies, Heath & Beauty, and Kits to need 2.1, 2.2 and 4.1 consent.
If you have registrations in your account directed to Kroger, upon login you may encounter a prompt to revisit Data Tier Consent. Please go to the Retail Partner option and review your consents for Kroger. Revise as you determine necessary and save any updates.
The retailer has expanded their data tier consent requirements for their chemical policy to include Pharmacy Product Types under Tiers 2.1, 2.2, 3 and 4.1.
If you have registrations in your account directed to Target, upon login you may encounter a prompt to revisit Data Tier Consent. Please go to the Retail Partner option and review your consents for Target. Revise as you determine necessary and save any updates.
Fertilizers and Grass Seed Registrations
To comply with regional requirements, additional data will be necessary relating to Slow-Release Agents when Nitrogen values are provided in the WERCSmart registration.
Existing registrations may encounter auto-recertification data requirements when forwarding or editing UPC (Universal Product Code) data once this is implemented.
Registrations that include a lithium battery will be provided with an updated battery-selection table that will include information on watt hours and grams lithium for the battery that is chosen. This will ensure the battery included with the registration is the most accurate and improve data classification by UL Solutions.
Retail Completion Notifications via Email
In the Account User/Admin table, fixes will be made so that deactivated users/admins no longer receive retailer completion notifications.