Are You Sure Your Natural Products Comply with EU Regulations – And Are They Legal?
Dr Mojgan Moddaresi of Personal Care Regulatory gave a talk at the recent Natural & Organic Products Europe 2015, explaining the legal steps cosmetics manufacturers both large and small must take before placing their products on the market. Alex Gazzola went along to listen in.
Distributors, manufacturers and importers must ensure when placing a beauty product on the market that the product is safe and complies with EU regulation 1223/2009, which came into force on 11th July 2013, and which harmonised regulation in all of the EU member states. The regulation strengthened safety requirements for cosmetic products and centralised notification of all cosmetic products placed on the market.
Responsible Person (RP)
Moddaresi stressed that the address of the RP should be on the back of the product’s packaging and that they should act on your behalf in the event of a recall. It is advisable to arrange a non-disclosure agreement with your RP.
Product Information File (PIF)
It is important that the RP keeps the PIF for ten years at an address within the EC which should be specified on the label, and be accessible for inspection by a local authority.
Cosmetics Products Safety Report (CPSR)
It is divided into two parts: Cosmetic Products Safety Information (such as microbiological challenge test, toxilogical profile of ingredients, reported undesirable effects), and Cosmetic Product Safety Assessment.
Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP)
Personal Care Regulatory offers bespoke regulatory and compliance services to ensure brands can safely and legally launch their produced in the UK and throughout the EU.
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