China cosmetics ingredient safety information platform guidelines have been released by the National Institute for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC). They aim to standardize the provision of raw material safety information by cosmetic ingredient manufacturers and thereby ensure the safety and quality of cosmetic products on the market in China.
A detailed summary of these guidelines:
Article 1: The guidelines aim to uphold the responsibility of enterprises for quality and safety and guarantee product quality in the cosmetic industry.
Article 2: The National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has established a Cosmetic Raw Material Safety Information Registration Platform (the “Raw Material Platform”) for the unified registration of safety information related to cosmetic raw materials listed in the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in China (IECIC) 2021 Edition.
Article 3: The guidelines provide direction to raw material manufacturers on how to use the raw material platform. Only raw materials with independent serial numbers in the IECIC are eligible for safety information registration on the platform.
Article 4: Raw material manufacturers must adhere to the relevant laws, regulations, and technical specifications when registering raw material safety information on the platform. They are responsible for ensuring the authenticity and completeness of the registered content.
Article 5: Cosmetic raw material manufacturers have the option to self-report safety information or authorize domestic or overseas legal entities to do so. This authorization is restricted to entities that meet the same quality specifications for raw material safety-related information.
Article 6: Manufacturers or authorized entities must complete a business information form and submit several documents, including a stamped copy of the company information form, the raw material manufacturer’s certification documents, and an authorization letter if applicable. If the raw material manufacturer is overseas, the certification documents must be notarized by a Chinese notary public or confirmed by the Chinese embassy (consulate).
Article 7: Safety information for cosmetic raw materials covers quality specifications, safety risk substance control, and raw material safety risk assessment conclusions. Detailed instructions for filling in this information are provided in the annex.
Article 8: Raw material quality specifications include basic information, process descriptions, quality indicators, and characteristics.
Article 9: Information related to the control of safety risk substances should include risk information and control indicators.
Article 10: When authoritative institutions at home and abroad conduct safety risk assessments of relevant raw materials, manufacturers must provide the name of the assessment body, assessment conclusions, and other relevant information.
Article 11: After registering safety information on the raw material platform, raw material manufacturers will receive a unique raw material safety information reporting code otherwise known as the Cosmetic Ingredient Code or CIC.
Article 12: This reporting code contains the serial number from the IECIC, the raw material manufacturer code, and the raw material platform registration serial number. It is only accessible to cosmetics registrants and filing entities and is not made public.
Article 13: Cosmetics registrants and notifiers (filers) are responsible for reviewing and evaluating the authenticity and completeness of the raw material safety information provided by manufacturers. If any issues are identified, corrective actions may be taken, and necessary information can be supplemented.
Other: The guidelines also contain a form showing the information to be provided via the Cosmetics Raw Materials Platform.
In conclusion, these guidelines outline the procedures for cosmetic ingredient manufacturers to register cosmetic raw material safety information via the NMPA’s dedicated platform to ensure compliance with regulatory standards, transparency, and product safety in the cosmetic industry.
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