Understanding and Implementing the Requirements of the ISO 22716 Good Manufacturing Practices Certification Standard for Cosmetic Products: Korean Cosmetics Regulations
ISO 22716 GMP certification standard for cosmetic products is a global matter. While some manufacturers enter the American and European markets, there are other businesses that are exploring the Asian market as well.
But when it comes to Korean cosmetics regulations, it is essential your company knows that manufacturers must check the cosmetic ingredients database for forbidden substances.
Quick Recap on ISO 22716 GMP Certification Standard
- Basically about the safe production, storage, control, and shipment of cosmetic products.
- ISO 22716 was created in response to updated regulations into the cosmetics industry.
- Manufacturers and retailers want to enhance the level of quality in their supply chains.
- The International Cooperation on Cosmetic Regulation (ICCR) agreed to implement ISO 22716.
- A ‘responsible person’ ensures compliance with all safety and labelling requirements.
Korean Cosmetics Regulations
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) holds responsibility over cosmetics and personal care sector under a number of directives.
The MFDS takes control of a product’s risk profile, label information, and test methods. Similarly, it is involved in the hazardous substance criteria and manufacturing sites’ GMP qualification.
Moreover, product launches must be registered. Meanwhile, manufacturers need to be aware of the Cosmetic Ingredient Database for prohibited substances.
Additional testing is required in substances not stated in this database. For instance, mutagenicity testing and toxicology testing.
Note that all products are registered. Additionally, product performance has to be reported to the MFDS every year.
The Korean MFDS Cosmetics GMP is benchmarked against ISO 22716. While adherence to ISO 22716 is not compulsory across all products, it’s expected to be in the foreseeable future.
This aims to support the recognition of the standard of Korean manufactured products within other markets.
Because of this, QSE Academy has designed toolkits that your organisation can use to implement ISO 22716. Once you’ve implemented the standard, you are on the profit-generating track to enter the Korean cosmetics product industry.