Microbiological limits



Giulio Pirotta
Neovita consulting
via Solferino, 4
21040 Uboldo (VA), Italy

In this issue, H&PC Today is introducing the “Regulatory area” column, that aims at:

  • Highlight new regulations in Europe and world
  • Discussing practical implementation of rules and guidelines
  • Looking at doubts and loopholes in the regulation

Regulatory area will appear on a bimonthly basis in the form of synthetic articles covering topics like:

  • New and forthcoming regulations
  • Claims and testing to be complaint
  • Regulation and its real impact on the cosmetic industry
  • Emerging constraints and opportunities
  • Borderline issues
  • Other regulations with impact on the cosmetic industry

According to the REGULATION (EC) No 1223/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products, safety is evaluated according to guidelines in annex I and the COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION of 25 November 2013 on Guidelines in Annex I.

Both documents outline in some points the need of a check of the microbiological q ...