Tuesday, January 9, 2018Cosmetic regulations

PIF updating

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A DIP must be regularly updated… and if a simple update is not enough, it must be completely recreated.

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Under Article 11.2 of the Regulation, “The product information file shall contain […] information and data which shall be updated as necessary.”

Since all information is readily available, most companies do not compile printed documents for routine PIFs. However, in the case of extracting existing data or keeping a paper file, it is important that the information is kept up to date.

If any aspect of the product information changes (e.g. re-formulation, serious undesirable effects, etc.) then the PIF must be updated accordingly.

In some cases, e.g. when the change in formulation is significant, an update might not be sufficient and the Responsible Person may have to consider creating a new PIF.

Source: Cosmetics Europe

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