Compliance with EC Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009: Essential Requirements for Cosmetic Product Safety
According to Regulation (EC) no. 1223/2009, dated Nov. 30, 2009, responsible person must ensure these points for cosmetic products:
- The cosmetic product must be safe for human health when used under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use.
- The product must comply with the labeling and packaging requirements, including a list of ingredients, warnings, and instructions for use.
- The product must undergo a safety assessment by a qualified person before it is placed on the market.
- The product must be manufactured in compliance with good manufacturing practices (GMP) to ensure consistent quality and safety.
- Any adverse effects of the cosmetic product must be reported to the competent authority.
- The responsible person must maintain a file with safety assessment, labeling, and related documents for safety.
- The responsible person must ensure that the product is not tested on animals for cosmetic purposes within the European Union.
- The responsible person must also comply with the restrictions on the use of certain substances, such as colorants, preservatives, and UV filters.
- The responsible person must cooperate with the competent authorities and provide all necessary information in case of a product recall or market surveillance.
- The responsible person must also comply with the rules on advertising and claims for cosmetic products, including the prohibition of misleading or false claims.