European Commission, industries against animal testing

European Commission, industries against animal testing
European Commission, industries against animal testing

The plan also included EU guidelines that the industries could use for labeling cosmetic products "not tested on animals."

To use such labels, the industries will have to meet EU criteria and prove to authorities that no animals were used to test their products, according to the AP.

The EU has put pressure on the industries to agree to phase out animal testing, which a majority of Europeans oppose, official said.

The EU head office listed several key companies, and associations, including Germany'sBASF AG, U.S. based giant Johnson and Johnson, cosmetics maker L'Oreal SA and consumer products giant Unilever, which have signed up to the plan.