Regulation & Safety

Virginia bans animal testing

Virginia bans animal testing

By Deanna Utroske

On Tuesday, the state passed legislation requiring cosmetics and personal care makers to use alternate forms of testing, and authorizing the Attorney General to enforce the ban and fine violators.

FDA prepares for public meeting on cosmetics regulation

FDA prepares for public meeting on cosmetics regulation

By Deanna Utroske

Each year, the US Food and Drug Administration participates in a summit of global cosmetics regulatory authorities. In advance of that, the FDA holds a meeting in the US to gather public input on topics relevant to regulating beauty and personal care...

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The Body Shop launches new campaign for UN animal testing ban

By Deanna Utroske

The Natura brand is, for the first time, promoting its animal testing ban initiative in public spaces in the US. The company is hoping to inspire millions of people to sign a petition calling on the United Nations to end animal testing of cosmetics and...

Fire devastates private label beauty maker Verla International

Fire devastates private label beauty maker Verla International

By Deanna Utroske

Explosions and fire destroyed the company’s manufacturing and contract filling facility in New Windsor, New York, yesterday. Several employees were injured and at least one lost his life. Now, regulatory compliance investigations are underway.