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.
New Jersey Bans the Sale of Out-of-State Cosmetics Tested on Animals
Nov 9th, 2021
Givaudan Joins Animal-Free Safety Assessment Collaboration
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
Shin-Etsu’s Natural Diluent System Balances Natural Origin and Performance
Three new products: part of Shin-Etsu’s Formulation Design Toolkit; a non-emulsifying crosspolymer, a non-emulsifying elastomer gel, and a silicone acrylate film former. All formulated with a natural diluent.
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
'Ordinary' French Cosmetics Become the First to Bypass China’s Animal Testing Mandate
France has become the first country in the EU to export “ordinary” cosmetics to China without testing on animals.
Jan 15th, 2021
Unilever + 484 Stakeholders Urge EU Officials: Uphold Cosmetic Animal Testing Ban
In an open letter from the industry, Unilever and some 484 additional industry stakeholders pressed European lawmakers to uphold the animal testing ban for cosmetics.
Dec 2nd, 2020