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Cosmetic ingredient and raw material suppliers would be required to share toxicity and safety data with brand owners, along with certificates of analysis and contaminant testing reports, under the Cosmetic Supply Chain Transparency Act of 2021. The bill is part of a proposed Safer Beauty package introduced in the US House on 29 July by Jan Schakowsky, D-IL, and colleagues.
Plaintiffs are down, but not out, with allegations of false advertising against hand sanitizer manufacturers using 99.99% germ-killing claims.
Ben & Jerry’s values may not square with parent Unilever when it comes to business in disputed West Bank territory, where the former’s ice cream will no longer be sold. CEO Alan Jope says only that Unilever remains committed to its business in Israel, where it has invested more than ILS 1bn over the last decade.
“We are still managing in COVID times,” says CEO Alan Jope during Unilever’s 22 July call to discuss fiscal 2021 first-half results.
Ostensibly taking cues from California and lessons from previous congressional sessions, US lawmakers, NGOs and “forward-thinking cosmetics companies” seek piecemeal cosmetics reform via four federal bills slated for introduction in the coming week.
“It is strange,” observed Vera Rogiers, vice chair of the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety, referring to the problematic intersection of EU chemicals and cosmetics regulations as they pertain to animal testing of cosmetic ingredients.