European legislation requires each cosmetic product to have a Responsible Person based inside the EU. The role of the Responsible Person is to ensure full compliance with all European legislation over time.
For each cosmetic product placed on the market, the responsible person shall ensure compliance with the relevant obligations set out in this Regulation. (EU Regulation 1223/2009).
The Product Information File (PIF) is the mandatory compilation of technical documentation required for each cosmetic product to be placed on the market. According to the EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009/EC, the elements of the PIF include but are not limited to:
Product Description and Categories
The Safety Report:
✓ Part A: Safety Information+
✓ Part B: Safety Assessment
Method of Manufacturing
Evidence of compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)