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ACI makes strong case for antibacterial soap

1:09 PM MDT | June 16, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

Proposed FDA rules that threaten consumer access to antibacterial soaps and body washes could lead to 7.5 million new cases of foodborne illness and more than $38 billion in health-care costs annually, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) and the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) say in joint comments submitted today to the FDA. The 107-page document defending the use of antibacterial ingredients comes after FDA's 16 December 2013 proposed rule that would require manufacturers of antibacterial hand soaps and body washes to demonstrate that their...

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