CIR Panel Could Finalize Nine Ingredient Reports At Next Meeting
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel holds its 133rd meeting Dec. 8-9 in Washington, where it will consider issuing final reports for nine ingredients or ingredient groups. Additionally, the panel will assess two draft tentative reports and three draft reports, and could reopen a safety assessment for PEG diesters.
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