EU animal testing
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Seventh Amendment to Cosmetics Directive reportedly will go before EU Council of Ministers for vote April 14 in Brussels without provision for marketing ban on finished cosmetics and ingredients tested on animals. In initial discussions April 30, council is said to have supported an industry-favored testing ban instead of a marketing ban. Revised text also reportedly contains four-part derogation detailing circumstances where animal testing would be allowed, including cases where no alternative test is available. Once council reaches a common position, Seventh Amendment will return to EU Parliament for second reading. Marketing and testing ban on cosmetics and ingredients tested on animals passed Parliament in April and EU's Environmental Committee in March (1"The Rose Sheet" April 9, p. 12 and 2March 26, p. 3)
You may also be interested in...
A marketing ban on cosmetic products or ingredients tested on animals passed through the EU's Environmental Committee by a vote of approximately 36-12 during a meeting in Brussels March 20.
With a push from the Organic Consumers Association, the National Organic Standards Board is recommending that the use of nanotechnology be strictly prohibited from products certified under the National Organic Program
Though global market-size estimates differ, analysts at SupplySide West 2010 in Las Vegas agreed that cosmeceuticals remain a promising growth vehicle