ISO 22716 – Good Manufacturing Practices in Cosmetics
ISO 22716 – Good Manufacturing Practices in Cosmetics (GMP) is one of the cornerstones of the new European Union regulations for cosmetics. This arrangement sets very high requirements for ensuring consumer safety.
ISO 22716 – Good Manufacturing Practices in Cosmetics (GMP) is one of the cornerstones of the new European Union regulations for cosmetics. This arrangement sets very high requirements for ensuring consumer safety. Within the framework of all these new legal requirements, all cosmetic products circulating in the European market should be produced in accordance with the Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices defined in ISO 22716 standards. The standard has direct links to all participants in the cosmetics manufacturing chain. Ingredient manufacturers, end-product companies, distributors and importers/exporters are all involved, and new responsibilities are defined.
All cosmetic products circulating in the European market will have to be produced according to the Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices defined in ISO 22716 standards. Other requirements include increased responsibility for producers and distributors. For introductions to the European Commission, product labeling, especially for toxic substances, more comprehensive product files and mandatory notifications are required. Other countries with developed cosmetics markets will see good manufacturing practices as a necessity and will adapt them to their markets.
Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices include experiences, operational rules and organizational guidelines, and especially focus on the effects of the human, technical and managerial factors on production quality. The objective of GMP is to define the activities that correspond to the technical specifications expected from the product: If applied well, the product is considered safe. ISO 22716 is the standard that defines Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices. The standard has been written in cooperation with industry proffessionals and encourages best in class methods. The scope of ISO 22716 is not limited to production activities only, but also covers control, storage and shipment.
22716 audits help you understand the requirements related to the pharmaceutical product supply chain of cosmetic products from raw material producers to end product manufacturers. They also disclose specific requirements to establish a quality management system (QMS) according to GMP principles and ISO 22716.
Audits can be regarded as an introduction for everyone involved in the development, implementation and management of GM for the Cosmetics Industry, and are particularly related to organizations producing cosmetics and want to be GMP compliant. They can be integrated with another management system on the basis of ISO 22716.