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EU Animal-Test Ban Exceptions Offer Wiggle Room – Cosmetics Europe

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Firms using multipurpose ingredients that required animal testing to comply with non-cosmetics-related regulations are safe under the EU’s animal-testing ban, suggests Gerald Renner, Cosmetics Europe’s director of technical regulatory affairs, at the in-cosmetics conference in Paris. However, it appears that animal testing to fulfill requirements in third countries, such as China, can not be applied toward compliance with European law.

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