As of June of 2013, without doing anything different, your cosmetic manufacturing company took on much more risk. That month, FDA issued a comprehensive guidance on good manufacturing practices for cosmetic products — and — the FDA intends to enforce them!
The cosmetics industry is a $243+ billion global industry. Advertising, marketing and the creation of imagery for new products are critically important to your company’s ability to drive customer demand. However, if your products do not meet the quality expectations of your customers and/or the regulators, your business can suffer. Even the smallest firms are in the crosshairs of the FDA — for the big firms, there's little tolerance for failure to meet expectations.
For the cosmetics industry, manufacturing matters. It is foundational to your success, your brand, and your reputation. It is something that must support your overall business model, and certainly, it is something that cannot detract from your company and product stories.
In an industry steeped in beauty and appearance, your company can’t afford to have product manufacturing issues – or FDA regulatory issues – negatively impact your well-crafted image.
Why Chance It? — We Can Help.
Compliance Architects® is a leading provider of quality, regulatory and compliance services to cosmetic and OTC pharmaceutical companies. Our team has direct experience helping some of the world’s most respected cosmetics manufacturers successfully meet quality, regulatory and compliance challenges. We can help your company:
- Develop quality systems that meet the FDA’s Guidance for Industry: Cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practices, issued in June, 2013;
- Implement risk reduction models that help you meet regulatory compliance expectations and support your business model;
- Align specifications with process capabilities and customer requirements, thereby reducing duplication of effort, waste and risk;
- Implement cost-effective computer-based systems to help reduce risk and improve operational outcomes;
- Evaluate ingredient and formulation concerns and the need for safety dossiers to support suitability for purpose;
- Re-engineer broken business processes, resulting in improved fulfillment outcomes and reduced costs.