NSF, Retailers Crafting Cosmetic GMPs Standard To Boost Consumer ‘Trust’
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance, formed by NSF International and major retailers including Walmart and Walgreens earlier this year, is developing a GMP standard for cosmetic products based on ISO 22716, FDA guidance and “retailer requirements.” That standard will follow one for dietary supplements, targeted for launch in early 2015.
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“The Rose Sheet” offers an overview of the year in cosmetics, analyzing 2014’s biggest news and the publication’s most-read stories. Notable happenings in 2014 included FDA’s rejection of an industry proposal for updating cosmetics oversight in the U.S., which has left cosmetics firms working to bolster consumer trust in an environment marked by increasing class litigation and calls for ingredient bans.
Held by Forum for the Future and co-hosted by Walmart and Target, the Sept. 4 Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit facilitated discussion among entities throughout the supply chain regarding sustainability priorities and potential initiatives for improvement. Attendees identified development of new and alternative preservative systems as a key “idea for action,” along with measures for enhanced communication and transparency around cosmetic ingredients.
While FDA used portions of ISO 22716 as a model for the 2013 update to its Good Manufacturing Practices draft guidance, the Personal Care Products Council feels international efforts toward GMP harmonization would be better served if the agency adopted ISO 22716 in its entirety.