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Section: Testing > Animal Alternatives
China Drafts 2022 Safety and Technical Standard for Cosmetics
This draft will supersede the 2015 edition, which includes the overarching technical standards for cosmetics safety supervision and testing in China. Public comments will be accepted through April 30, 2022.
Apr 11th, 2022
CTPA Convenes to Progress the Use and Regulatory Acceptance of Animal Testing Alternatives
The CTPA and the U.K. cosmetic industry wants to promote the use of new approach methodologies (NAMs) as alternatives to animal testing for these vital safety requirements under other chemicals legislation, especially UK Reach.
Mar 24th, 2022
Animal Aid Funds XCellR8 for Animal-free Safety Testing
Animal-Aid has pledged £51k to accelerate the research, development and commercialization of acute toxicity tests by ethical safety testing laboratory XCellR8.
Mar 14th, 2022
Hazard List, Harmonization, Toxicity Tests and O'Malley Appointment: ECHA Updates
This ECHA update includes one addition to the hazardous chemicals list, two proposals for harmonized classification/labeling (eugenol and tetrahydrofurfuryl methacrylate), advice for toxicity test dosing and the appointment of Shay O'Malley.
Jan 20th, 2022
Animal Testing for Cosmetics Banned in Virginia as of 2022
"The more states that adopt this legislation, and Virginia being one of the first, has really helped push forward the federal legislation ... [W]hat we really do need is a harmonized law across the U.S.”
Dec 30th, 2021
Humane Cosmetics Act Brought Before U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), Humane Society of the United States, and Humane Society Legislative Fund applauded U.S. Senators and Representatives for bipartisan efforts to introduce the Humane Cosmetics Act.
Dec 9th, 2021
ECHA on Combining Animal Alternative Data to Assess Sensitization
The ECHA recently published guidance for REACH registrants on reliably combining different sources of animal alternative-derived test data to assess the skin sensitizing potential of chemicals.
Nov 23rd, 2021
New Jersey Bans the Sale of Out-of-State Cosmetics Tested on Animals
While the state had already banned animal testing for cosmetics where alternative methods exist, the law extends its reach to ban the sale of such cosmetics from outside of the state.
Nov 9th, 2021
Givaudan Joins Animal-Free Safety Assessment Collaboration
Givaudan has also pledged to contribute to real-world case studies in animal-free safety assessment.
Givaudan International SA (GFI)
Sep 17th, 2021
[updated] Report: EU Parliament Accelerates Plan for Animal Testing Ban
Members of the European Parliament reportedly passed a resolution calling on the European Union to expedite the ban on animal testing, "as soon as scientifically possible."
Sep 16th, 2021
The Body Shop, Unilever Defend Cruelty-free Testing, Call for Paradigm Shift
While Europe has banned animal testing for cosmetics, the REACH regulation permits it for chemicals. A recent Unilever paper calls for a paradigm shift to close this gap; in the meantime, The Body Shop and Dove have partnered with Peta and CFI to defend cruelty-free testing.
Sep 6th, 2021
Report: Mexico Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetics
The new law was championed by the Humane Society International/Mexico and ONG Te Protejo.
Sep 3rd, 2021
MSL Solution Providers Tests Microbiological Profile with VeganSure
The VeganSure solution tests products for antimicrobial efficacy using non-animal derived culture media. These plant-derived or synthetic alternatives are registered with The Vegan Society’s Trademark and have been adopted by the likes of The Body Shop.
Aug 9th, 2021
Industry, NGOs Claim REACH Amendments Could Increase Animal Testing
Industry and NGOs are calling out the European Commission's amendments to REACH to clarify animal testing requirements, highlighting how they likely will increase the use of animals.
Jul 30th, 2021
BASF and Givaudan Develop First OECD-Approved Animal Test Alternatives
The OECD has, for the first time, approved a non-animal strategy to assess skin sensitization based on three tests. In addition, the Kinetic Direct Peptide Reactivity Assay was approved to predict the intensity of reactions. All tests are the results of BASF/Givaudan joint efforts.
Jun 30th, 2021
UK Government to Certify Cosmetics for Animal Test Exemptions in China
Cosmetic brands and companies manufacturing in the United Kingdom may now obtain a Good Manufacturing Practice certificate from the government exempting them from animal testing.
May 13th, 2021
IBA Responds to 'Save Ralph," Issues Statement Against Animal Testing
The IBA has issued a statement in support of the complete elimination of animal testing for establishing the safety of cosmetics.
Apr 13th, 2021
China Finalizes Animal Test Exemptions, CSAR Requirements for Cosmetics
Exemptions from animal testing under given conditions and the finalized documentation requirements for Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR) in China will come into full force on May 1, 2021, reports
Mar 5th, 2021
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