Health Canada Announces the End of Cosmetic Animal Testing in Canada

Ban Cmr Cosmetics Substances

On 22 June 2023, the Government of Canada banned the testing of cosmetic products on animals to establish product safety, and/or the use of false or misleading labelling pertaining to animal testing in Canada. This represents a major step forward in supporting animal welfare by reducing reliance on animal testing while ensuring health and safety.

With the passing of Bill C-47, Budget Implementation Act, 2023, No. 1, the Food and Drugs Act (FDA) has been amended to ban cosmetic animal testing. The new legislative changes mean that in Canada, companies will no longer be allowed to test cosmetic products on animals or sell their cosmetics that rely on animal testing data to establish safety.

The practice of testing cosmetics on animals has significantly decreased worldwide and was rarely conducted in Canada. By implementing these changes, Canada is aligning with…

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