The Turkish Medicines and Medical Devices Agency (TİTCK) published on its website the Guidelines on Microbiological Control of Cosmetic Products Version 1.0 (the “Guidelines”, Kozmetik Ürünlerin Mikrobiyolojik Kontrolüne İlişkin Kılavuz Sürüm 1.0), based on the Cosmetics Law and the Cosmetics Regulation.
What the Guidelines say
With the purpose of ensuring the compliance of cosmetic products with microbiological quality standards, the Guidelines introduce new obligations for cosmetics manufacturers regarding manufacturing and laboratory standards and provide guidance on microbiological controls.
The Guidelines provide certain obligations for cosmetics manufacturers, including the following:
The Guidelines also provide guidance on the procedure for microbiological controls and include a detailed list of microorganisms that should not be contained in cosmetic products, along with certain measures to be taken in laboratories to prevent contamination.
For the full text of the Guidelines, please click here (in Turkish).
Actions to consider
Cosmetics manufacturers should take note of these new requirements and take the necessary steps to ensure compliance.