What is ISO
22716:2007- Cosmetics - Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
ISO 22716 is the standard
describing the Perfumes & Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices. It has
been written in collaboration with perfumes & cosmetics industry
professionals and promotes best-in-class methods. Perfumes & 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. Among 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.
Perfumes & 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. The scope of
ISO 22716 is not only limited to production activities but also includes
control, storage and expedition.
Why ISO 22716:2007certification is
Consumers are becoming more and more
concerned about the safety of the cosmetic products they are using. Fears of
allergies and dermatitis caused by tainted or poisoned cosmetics have been
ever-present in recent years. Certain ingredients used in cosmetics, such as
fragrances and preservatives, can trigger an allergic reaction. Obviously,
these ingredients play a pivotal role in the cosmetic products of our choice
and correct dosing of these substances therefore is of key importance to avoid
irritation of the skin through over-exposure.
Examples of over-exposure to preservatives
have frequently been observed in several historic cases, one example being
beauty creams that contained mercury. Beauty creams occasionally were reported
to contain excess amounts of mercury, with poisoned consumers exhibiting clear
toxic neurological symptoms.
The implementation and certification of a
system regarding the good manufacturing practices for cosmetics means the
choosing of a systematic approach for the identification of the potential risks
related to products, services upon the safety of the cosmetics it produces and
finding the actions needed for the elimination or reduction of such risks.
What are the benefits of ISO 22716:2007certification?
the conformity of your Management System with the new legal requirements.
and facilitate legal inspections by Health Authorities.
to your stakeholders (retailers, product traders, importers etc.,) that
your processes and facilities are in conformity with GMP.
access to your markets (in Europe and Worldwide).
operating efficiency and competitive market appeal.
22716:2007certification mandatory in UAE?
As per new rules, GMP
certification for perfumes & cosmetics industry is mandatory and GMP
certificate is a mandatory requirement for product registration with Dubai
Municipality & ESMA.
Who can acquire ISO 22716:2007certification?
It is a useful tool for
all perfumes & cosmetics industry of any size or type ,for
implementing good manufacturing practices that allows organizations to control
the impact of activities, products, and services upon the safety of the
cosmetics it produces.