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Proposed cruelty-free legislation under consideration in Canada’s House of Commons likely will die on the order paper, but animal-welfare advocates are encouraged by strong parliamentary support shown to the bill. In the US, Nevada recently became the second state after California to ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics beginning Jan. 1, 2020, and Illinois is next in line.
Parabens, polyaminopropyl biguanide, imidazolidinyl urea and combination methylisothiazolinone/methylchloroisothiazolinone (MI/MCI) all came under scrutiny at the CIR Expert Panel’s June 6-7 meeting. HBW Insight discusses the mixed results and provides a full table of panel findings.
Reportedly, there would be stipulations for animal-testing waivers, including possession of a Quality Management System certificate, but generally the draft measures should inspire optimism in animal-welfare and industry corners alike.
According to its May 16 notice, the agency intends to award the contract to NSF International. An FDA spokesperson said NSF already undertook related work for the agency in 2018 and has rendered similar services for the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Despite current risks in an uncertain legal environment, the opportunity for CBD-infused cosmetics at a time of rocketing interest in all things cannabis is proving too great for many companies to resist.
A consultant on behalf of CBD product marketer Wildflower Brands was put on the spot at the agency’s May 31 public hearing when asked what the company views as the functional purpose of CBD in beauty offerings.