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
ECHA on Combining Animal Alternative Data to Assess Sensitization
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.
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
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Oct 20th, 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 29th, 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 12th, 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 12th, 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