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ACCC concludes lengthy investigation after the Panel and others urged it to investigate claims that cosmetics are not tested on animals.

In July 2013, the Panel wrote to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) raising concerns about cosmetics companies misleading Australian consumers by marketing their products as not being tested on animals when, in fact, a report by consumer group ‘Choice’ suggested they were tested on animals.  The Panel urged the ACCC to investigate…

Courtesy of The Age

Animal testing, cosmetics and labelling

The Panel has raised its concerns with the ACCC over misleading marketing claims by some cosmetic producers that they do not test their products on animals when it is plain that they do. Here the lucrative market of China with its requirement that products be animal tested (that is, on rabbits and mice) has a…