Statement Regarding Animal Testing Conducted with Takasago Aroma ingredients

Considering world-wide trend of animal protection, Takasago acknowledges the concerns regarding the use of animals for the safety testing of chemicals. Takasago has not, does not and will not conduct any animal testing with our materials since March 11th, 2013 for the sole purpose of supporting their use in cosmetic products.

Today, it is still necessary at times to conduct an animal test with a Takasago aroma ingredient. This testing is performed for two reasons:

  • 1)To assure the safety of the aroma ingredient when it is used in a fragrance that is added to a consumer product; and/or
  • 2)When testing is required by regulation.

It is important to note that Takasago strongly supports the development, use and regulatory approval of alternatives to animal testing.

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