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Target Adds More Chemicals To Its List Of Banned Ingredients

September 28, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
Target Corp. released an expanded list of chemicals it wants suppliers to remove from their products. Part of the retailer’s efforts to respond to consumer health concerns, the list includes almost 600 ingredients on Health Canada’s lineup of banned cosmetic ingredients. Also on the list is triclosan, an antibacterial agent being reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has a similar program aimed at encouraging suppliers to remove harmful chemicals from their products.
Lauren Coleman-Lochner and Shannon Pettypiece, "Target Expands List of Chemicals It Wants Out of Consumer Goods", Bloomberg, September 28, 2015, © Bloomberg
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