In Brief: California Seeks Federal Animal-Test Ban; PCPC Unveils GMPs Aid; More
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
A joint resolution approved by California’s State Senate calls for a federal ban on cosmetic animal testing; The Personal Care Products Council introduces a new tool companies can use to verify Good Manufacturing Compliance conformance. More news in brief.
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