Trade Groups Affirm Cosmetic Ingredient Review Support With View For Change
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Personal Care Products Council and Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors assert confidence in and support for Cosmetic Ingredient Review while also signaling an openness to alterations to the expert panel’s role as Congress considers changes to its purview. PCPC characterized recent WVE report’s claims as “baseless,” highlighting the expert panelists’ “world renowned” expertise as well as the panel’s open, public forums and peer-reviewed assessments.
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