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Creating compliant packaging for a cosmetic product is a collaborative effort of various departments in an organization such as: Labeling, Artwork and Regulatory Affairs. While label artwork must be validated by an artwork labeling team, it must combinedly be reviewed and approved by Regulatory Affairs team to ensure the compliance.
Artwork services for the current Consumer Healthcare/Food Supplements landscapes are divided as per the markets. For Compliance based markets, artworks are created by Freyr team and submitted to the client for finalizing the artwork/ label.
The current medical device landscape has turned challenging for manufacturers in terms of ensuring quality and audit compliance due to ever-evolving regulations which may lead to extended time for approvals and market access.
Health Canada regulates cosmetics sold in Canada. Manufacturers selling cosmetic products in Canada must ensure that their product labels comply with the labeling requirements. Cosmetic labeling includes various information, but one of the most important parts of the labeling is ingredient listing, which informs the customers about product composition.
Labeling is a vital aspect when it comes to marketing the cosmetic products as it helps consumers understand accurate details of the product. In Canada, cosmetics and personal care products are regulated by Health Canada (HC). Cosmetic labeling is regulated by the Food and Drugs Act, the Cosmetic Regulations, and the Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act and Regulations.
To ensure that cosmetics align with the latest quality and safety standards, markets across the globe have stringent Regulatory requirements. In markets such as the European Union, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, India, Saudi Arabia, etc., appointing a Legal Representative/Responsible Person (RP)/ Local Agent/License Holder is mandatory for local compliance.
Hair colorants are classified as cosmetic products by the European Commission (EC) and are regulated under the regulation (EC) No: 1223/2009. Hair colorants contain a mixture of substances called hair dyes that are used to change the color of hair or to restore the original hair color. They are classified into the following three (03) categories based on their color fastness:
Thanks to the rapid development of vaccines and quick vaccinations in major parts of the world, there seem positive developments in all the business sectors towards the growth. However, the threat is persisting in terms of new waves and new variants of COVID. Let us hope we soon get over this and see the brighter side of the business.
It is apparent that COVID-19 has permanently changed the ways of business operations for many industries across the globe. In fact, it has subtly given a renewed purpose to industries to evolve and advance in terms of tech-enabled and automated workflows.
Fragrances are a combination of chemicals that render a pleasant scent to perfumes and colognes. Cosmetics and personal care products like makeup products, moisturizers, and shampoos contain fragrances. An attractive fragrance makes the product more appealing to the consumer and enhances the user experience.
The use of red/brown- and green-colored dots to classify vegetarian or non-vegetarian is a mandated practice for food products in India. These dots are labeled on the food products’ packaging. However, there is no such system for cosmetics in India that declares their vegetarian or non-vegetarian nature.
Identification of the product category is perhaps the most crucial step to comply with the Regulatory requirements in the European market. The identification process can be quite challenging as many products fall under two (02) or more categories and are affected by different Regulatory frameworks. Such products are referred to as borderline products.
Brexit has brought about significant changes in the EU and the UK in terms of regulations affiliated with cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and medical devices. The UK decided to leave the EU in 2016 and officially left the trading bloc on Jan 31, 2020. Both countries decided to keep a few things unaltered until Dec 31, 2020.
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