Symrise Appealing REACH Animal Testing Mandates To EU High Court; Unilever, PETA To Intervene
The EU Court of Justice will consider whether the EU General Court erred in affirming ECHA decisions that require Symrise to conduct new animal testing to assess the reproductive and other health effects of UV filters homosalate and octisalate. In recent failed bids for interim relief, Symrise argued that the animal testing is likely to cause “irreparable damage” to its interests.
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