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According to Article 17 of European Cosmetic Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, non-intended small quantities of prohibited substances migrating from packaging to the cosmetic products shall be permitted provided that they are technically unavoidable and do not endanger human health. However, detailed requirements on how such migration shall be analysed or assessed are not provided by the Regulation. Nevertheless, the assessment of impurities traces and information about the packaging is a mandatory part of the product safety report.
Eurofins advice cosmetic manufacturers to establish their safety assessment on:
- Packaging materials which fulfil legal obligations defined for food packaging like EU Framework Regulation (EU) No 1935/2004 and EU Plastic Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011
- REACH declaration certifying the absence of substances of very high concern
- EU waste directive 94/62/EC