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Animal Testing Statement



TKB Trading affirms that it does not conduct or commission animal testing
of any cosmetics and/or household products, including, without limitation,
ingredients or formulations of products supplied to our customers after January 1, 1996. 

Kaila Westerman, President







the (non) Use of Animal-Derived Ingredients in our Products


We hereby confirm that the color additives we sell have not been the subject of animal testing for cosmetic purposes by or on behalf of this company since 12/31/1990.  We regularly contact our suppliers and ask for updated Animal Non-Testing Declarations in order to keep this statement current.


Certified organic (FD&C and D&C) dyes and pigments, non-certified organics and inorganic mineral colorants are made by chemical syntheses and are not manufactured with or derived from animal derived ingredients (except in the case of any product which contains Carmine, which is animal derived).


Fillers, such as talc, mica, kaolin, etc., are derived solely from mineral ores, likewise without the use of animal ingredients.


Some of our ingredients are animal derived and we attempt to make that clear on our website.  Examples include beeswax, lanolin, silk powder and pearl powder and any color additive containing carmine.  However, animal testing is not conducted on these materials.


As the ingredients have been safely sold for over 50 years in the coloring of foods, drugs and cosmetics, additional testing on animals or otherwise is not required.  


TKB Trading, LLC has not commissioned or performed any animal testing to evaluate product safety on any of these colorant products, ever.


Kaila Westerman



TKB Trading, LLC