Claims about animal testing on products labels are not regulated by any state or federal entity. Thus, terms like “not tested on animals” or “cruelty-free” maynot be true in actuality.
Animal testing can occur anywhere within the manufacturing process. So, if a product does not test its “final” product on animals, it may test it all the way up to that point. It also might say that it is not tested on animals, but the ingredients could be purchased from companies that are known to test on animals.