ICCR Adds Cosmetic Product Preservation To Agenda For Ninth Meeting
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
During a public preparatory meeting in advance of the ninth International Cooperation for Cosmetics Regulation summit, FDA Office of Cosmetics and Colors Director Linda Katz said that the topic of cosmetic product preservation will be included on the agenda for the first time. Animal-testing alternatives, allergens and trace impurities also are up for discussion, continuing regulators' work from last year on those topics.
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