COSMETICS GOOD MANUFACTURING CHALLENGE
Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is one of the pillars of the New European Regulation for Cosmetics.
This regulation sets very high requirements to ensure consumers’ safety. Amongst these new legal requirements, all cosmetics products circulating onto the European Market will have to be produced according to the Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices described by the ISO 22716 standard.
All participants in the cosmetics products chain, European and non-European, are concerned. Ingredients producers, products final assembler, distributors and importers/exporters, all actors are involved and new responsibilities have been defined.
WHAT ARE THE COSMETICS GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES AND ISO 22716 CERTIFICATION?
Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices are a set of hands-on advice, operational rules and organizational guidelines especially focused on human, technical and administrative factors affecting product quality.
The objective of the GMP is to define the activities which lead to the final product corresponding to the expected specifications, and therefore product safety.
ISO 22716 is the standard describing the Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices. It has been written in collaboration with cosmetics industry professionals and promotes best-in-class methods. The scope of ISO 22716 is not only limited to production activities but also includes control, storage and expedition.