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GMP Audit for Cosmetic Products in EU
5/9/2016 3:16:48 PM

GMP Audit for Cosmetic Products in E buy U

Selling cosmetic and personal care products in the European market is about to become more challenging for manufacturers across the globe, especially if they are located outside the Europe Union (EU). E­ffective 11 July 2013, the EU Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC will be replaced by the new Cosmetic Products Regulation EC 1223/2009, requiring all responsible manufacturers, importers and distributors selling any cosmetic products in the 27 countries that make up the EU to follow a new set of guidelines in order to keep their products on the EU shelves.

As a result, cosmetic products should be manufactured according to the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). It is advised that all related manufacturers should prepare to meet this new requirement before early 2013 so as to avoid any possible losses of market recognition and sales volume. In order to show that your factory operation can comply with GMP requirements, you may implement ISO 22716:2007 management system to your facilities, procedures, production, documentation, storage and shipment of cosmetic products, etc so as to safeguard the product quality. It contains guidelines that o­ffer organizational and practical advice on the management of the human, technical and administrative factors a­ffecting product quality. These guidelines can allow them to be used following the flow of products from receipt to shipment.

In addition to cosmetic products, GMP may also apply on pharmaceutical, personal healthcare, beauty related products, etc. With extensive experience and knowledge in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, personal healthcare and beauty products, HKIC’s experts can conduct in-depth GMP audit at your factories and provide useful insights to your existing operations and good recommendations of corrective actions to improve your existing manufacturing practices. Besides GMP audit, HKIC also provides auditing services according to CSR, ISO9000, HACCP and more.

Should you be interested in our auditing services, please contact us via (852) 2667 2628 or email to

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