ISO 22716.

It certifies the quality of cosmetic products

New European Regulation on Cosmetic Products 1223/2009 has recently updated the regulations for the production and sale of cosmetic products.

The Regulation establishes high safety requirements for the Consumer: among these, it is required that all cosmetic products placed on the European market are compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) - Good Manufacturing Practices, described by ISO 22716 standard.

In fact, by 2013, compliance with GMP requirements will be mandatory and the adoption of the harmonized standard ISO 22716 will be essential to demonstrate compliance.

Le Good Manufacturing Practices operationally describe the activities to be undertaken on the basis of more general insurance concepts quality, with the advantage of simplified and shared procedures in all EU countries, to guarantee greater control within the market.

Le GMP they are a set of rules that describe the methods, equipment, means and management of production to ensure the appropriate quality standards.

Developed primarily for i pharmaceutical products, their application extends to all "health related" products, such as: gli foods, the of medical devices, the biological derivatives and cosmetics.

The UNI EN ISO 22716 standard establishes the Guidelines for the production, control, storage and shipment of cosmetic products with the aim of guaranteeing the consumer high standards of safety and sanitation.

These guidelines provide organizational and practical indications for the management of the human, technical and administrative factors that influence the quality of cosmetic products.

Advantages for the company that certifies itself

Certification Process

> Request for an offer from the customer interested in certification

> Acquisition of all the information necessary for the certification and issue of the offer by AX-REGISTER

> Acceptance of the offer by the customer


> Analysis of any gaps and assessment of the current compliance of the ISMS with the regulatory requirements

> Verification aimed at evaluating the implementation of the principles and structure of the Management System (applicable legislation and regulations, security policy, risk analysis, Statement of Applicability (SoA), clear and consistent definition of the purpose, risk treatment plan)

> Verification aimed at evaluating the adequate and effective implementation of the Management System, through techniques that involve the analysis of documents, observations, interviews with personnel.

> This verification is aimed at issuing the certificate

> Audit carried out annually after certification, to check continuous improvement

> The Renewal Audit is carried out after three years following a complete verification or continuous evaluation over time.

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