All cosmetic products sold in Canada must be manufactured according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) to ensure that safety and quality standards are met.
According to the Canadian Cosmetic Regulations, all cosmetics for sale on the Canadian market must be manufactured according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs). These standards include measures to ensure that all regulatory requirements are being met with regards to manufacturing, testing, storage, and handling and distribution.
In order to ensure that products are manufactured in a sanitary manner, GMPs pertaining to the manufacturing facility, equipment used, personnel qualifications, sanitation practices, laboratory controls, record maintenance, quality control procedures, and a system for complaints is in place. Adherence to GMPs is the most effective strategy to risk management, which in turn, mitigates most of the risk of contamination (and consumer adverse reactions).
NHP Consulting has helped many cosmetic manufacturers develop GMP’s, and can work with you to develop standards that are unique to your facility and products.