A National Standards Bill is being drafted giving guidelines for the manufacture of cosmetics using non-animal products, Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) said today.
“The Bill lays down the steps and details for the manufacture of vegetarian cosmetic products. The Bill has been presented to the public for comments to be submitted by June 1,” SLSI Director W.N.N. Satharasinghe said.
The Bill would be amended in keeping with the comments sent in by the public.
Ms. Satharasinghe said the use of animal products was banned in the manufacture of vegetarian cosmetics.
“There is a possibility of vegetarian products being contaminated with animal products when manufacturing, storing and transporting. This matter will also be addressed,” she said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)