In Brief: Alternate Cosmetics Bill Pushed Back; ECHA Finds Unapproved Animal Tests; More
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
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Requests for firms’ rationale behind animal tests and referrals to EU members states to investigate possible noncompliance may be more frequent under REACH going forward, following a European Ombudsman decision finding the European Chemicals Agency’s interpretation of its related duties “excessively restrictive.” PETA UK lodged a complaint in 2012 charging ECHA with maladministration of REACH, specifically the “last resort” principle for animal experimentation.