On November 12, 2021, China National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) opened a public consultation on a draft testing standard for cosmetic ingredient—Human Cell Line Activation Test. Stakeholders with any comments can send them to the NIFDC via email at email@example.com before November 28, 2021.
Notably, this method is a new in-vitro alternative methods for cosmetic ingredients’ skin sensitization test. It specifies the basic principles, requirements, and methods of in vitro skin sensitization: human cell line activation test and applies to the evaluation of potential sensitization of chemical ingredients used in cosmetics. Under this method, animal test is not required.
Main contents of the draft are as follows:
Basic principles of test
Evaluation of results
Interpretation of results