Indian government to make animal ingredients disclosure mandatory for cosmetics packaging

Indian government to make animal ingredients disclosure mandatory for cosmetics packaging

The Indian government is set to amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, 1945, to make it mandatory for cosmetic and toiletries makers to put a full disclosure on packaging regarding the inclusion of any ingredients of animal origin, according to a report by livemint.com.

Cleared by India’s highest drug advisory body, the Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB), the proposal will require packaging to have a red/brown dot for non-vegetarian origin and green for vegetarian origin.

According a source as quoted in livemint, the DTAB stated, “amendments to rules with respect to indication of red/brown or green dot on every package of soaps, shampoos, toothpaste and other cosmetics and toiletries for non-vegetarian or vegetarian origin.”

The Department of Consumer affairs is also said to support the proposal and has asked the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to make it mandatory.

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