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Parliamentary questions
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26 January 2016
E-000579-16
Question for written answer E-000579-16
to the Commission
Rule 130
Roberta Metsola (PPE)

 Subject:  Animal testing
 Answer in writing 

The Commission, in its reply to Parliamentary Question P-012055/2015, states that ‘the REACH Regulation allows testing on animals only as a last resort’ and that ‘there are currently no plans to develop an EU-wide ban of animal testing for household products’.

However, the EU-ToxRisk project has just been launched as Europe’s flagship for safety assessments that do not require the use of animals.

Should these kinds of project prove to be successful, will the Commission reconsider introducing an EU-wide ban on animal testing for household products?

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