Animal testing for cosmetics banned in Turkey

DAILY SABAH
ISTANBUL
Published

Animal rights activists in Turkey can now heave a sigh of relief. The Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Administration of Turkey added a new article to its new regulation regarding the cosmetics industry and banned any animal testing for cosmetic products that have already been introduced to the market. Moreover, the Health Ministry made Turkish tags obligatory for any cosmetic product sold in the country. According to the new regulation, companies have to list the ingredients of their products in detail and have to inform their customers with Turkish tags even if they keep their original logo and tag on the product.

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