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Alternative Preservative Systems Could Give Germs, Plaintiffs A Foothold

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Companies marketing “self-preserving” cosmetics could be susceptible to lawsuits at a time when “no injury” product liability class actions are on the rise. Meanwhile, “preservative-free” claims already are being challenged in the food sector where litigation trends often originate before migrating to personal care.

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