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COSMETICS


GMP COMPLIANCE

Currently there are no requirements for Cosmetic Establishment Licensing or Good Manufacturing Practices.

However the Cosmetic Regulations and the Food and Drugs Act require that cosmetics sold in Canada must be manufactured, prepared, preserved, packed and stored under sanitary conditions. The manufacturer must notify Health Canada that it is selling the product and provide a list of the product's ingredients.

Additionally, cosmetics must be packaged and labelled according to the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act and Regulations, and all cosmetic ingredients are subject to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is an important factor in helping to assure that your cosmetic products are neither adulterated nor misbranded. However, while FDA has provided guidelines for cosmetic GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Guidelines/Inspection Checklist), no regulations set forth specific GMP requirements for cosmetics. In contrast, the law requires strict adherence to GMP requirements for drugs, and there are regulations specifying minimum current GMP requirements for drugs. Failure to follow GMP requirements causes a drug to be adulterated. Each manufacturer, large or small, may have a unique means of achieving these outcomes.

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