I have always wondered if a product is not tested on animals does it mean it automatically doesn't contain animal products? Not sure but it sure would be strange if they don't test it but have it in the product.
Nope. Also doesn't mean that the components (chemicals) used to make up the product were never tested on animals. As a former Animal Science major, there are certain testing standards for any new chemical (most commom being on rabbits to test for eye issues that may occur). While a particular company may not do animal testing themselves, somewhere along the line at the initial introduction of an ingredient, it was tested by some thrid party to determine saftey. Once guidelines are established, they can bypass future testing if is one of those "generally regarded as safe (GRAS) " ingredients.
Hi Sassy, Since you are/were from the field wondering if you'd know if the product doesn't state anything like 'not tested on animals' or 'vegan' etc does it automatically mean it does contain animal products? Thanks for ur help.
Not necesarily, lol. I think most vegan products do label them as such bc they are proud of that fact and know it will draw in consumers looking for vegan products. But there are plenty of non labled things out there that don't contain animal products - I'm I'm correct oreos are vegan...just not healthy vegan haha! The label is a good way to start, sometimes I find myself looking further into the company that makes something to see what I might ultimately be supporting. For me I do look for vegan lables alot bc DD can't do dairy - specifically the casein - and many products are lactose free but even vegetarian options contain casein, so I know if it's labled vegan I'm safe.