EAST YORKSHIRE, England—Croda Health Care’s French manufacturing site Chanac received certification from the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) for good manufacturing practices (GMPs).
This is the 14th Croda site to receive a certification, which includes its major manufacturing sites globally. Although EFfCI’s standards were originally intended for Europe, the reputation of it led to international adoption by suppliers. Croda has certified cites in Europe, Latin America, Asia and North America.
Adhering to these standards guarantees a rigorous approach to quality assurance throughout the manufacturing and distribution processes by implementing best practices. This means that customers can be assured of consistent quality and safety.
EFfCI represents the collective interest of the European chemical and natural ingredient suppliers to the cosmetic industry. The Good Manufacturing Practice Guide was originally developed in 2005 to satisfy the demand for a definition of GMPs for cosmetic ingredients, which would match and compliment the GMPs required for cosmetics in Cosmetic Regulation. EFfCI adapted the widely accepted GMPs that existed for similar ingredients and are supplied to the pharmaceutical industry.
The original 2005 guide has been continually improved and updated with the implementation of the Certification Scheme in 2008, alignment with ISO 9001:2008 in 2010, and latterly, collaboration with the French Cosmetic Association FEBEA, which brought the cosmetic ingredient users’ needs fully into the standard.
Croda has also recently launched two new superfood products for skin and hair care.