CIR’s 2019 Priorities A Botanical Garden; AHPA To Stay Tuned In
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The American Herbal Products Association vows to stay abreast of Cosmetic Ingredient Review activities, with ingredients of importance to its members sprinkled throughout the group’s 2019 priority list.
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