n South African Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review - EU updates on animal testing ban : special report

Volume 38, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0257-2028



According to an EC (European Commission) report, alternative tests for cosmetic products and ingredients, rather than current controversial animal testing, will not be ready by 2013, the date set for all animal testing to cease within the European Union (EU). The EU has said it does not intend to postpone the deadline but to propose the enforcement of partial replacement strategies instead. South Africa and its regulations regarding cosmetics manufacture usually take the lead from the EU.

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