The officially recognised European GMP Guidelines are currently ‘Cosmetic GMP 1994’ issued by COLIPA and ‘Guidelines for GMP of Cosmetic Products’ 1995 issued by the Council of Europe. The European Commission DG III is expected to issue Guidelines in the near future.
This CTPA document ‘GMP - A Practical Guide for the Cosmetic Industry’ comprises the accumulated hands-on knowledge of some of the most experienced GMP specialists, Quality Assurance Managers, Quality Systems Managers and Microbiologists in our industry.
Part 1 deals with essential systems and procedures that should be in place to ensure the effective implementation of GMP.
Part 2 covers the critical stages of GMP implementation throughout the design, development and production process to the final customer/consumer.
The CTPA recognises that small, medium and large companies will be at varying stages of implementation of the GMP process. These practical guidelines are not intended to lay down minimum standards but are simply intended to be used as a reference document to help members implement GMP and as a tool for continuous improvement. Companies can select sections covering topics with which they need more help.
The CTPA GMP Sub-committee welcomes comments, questions or suggestions for improvements to this manual. These should be addressed to Joan Thomas, Head of Technical Services at the CTPA Secretariat or sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE COSMETIC, TOILETRY AND PERFUMERY ASSOCIATION WISHES TO THANK THE CTPA GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICES SUB-COMMITTEE FOR THEIR TIME AND ENTHUSIASM IN PREPARING THIS DOCUMENT:
Neil Lewis (Chairman) Procter & Gamble UK
Wendy Edwards Avon Cosmetics Ltd
Owen Jones Revlon International Corporation
Brendan Marken SmithKline Beecham
Peter Matthewson Bristol-Myers Squibb Ltd
Carol Southgate Dewhirst Toiletries