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Humane Cosmetics Act Lacks FDA Assurance Regarding Alternative Methods

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Available non-animal tests for substantiating cosmetic safety "by all appearances are valid," but questions remain as to whether FDA agrees, according to EAS Senior Advisor John Bailey. In the absence of agency guidance on alternative methods and a defined pathway for regulatory acceptance, some industry members are hesitant to get behind the proposed Humane Cosmetics Act in the U.S., the former FDAer suggested in an interview.


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