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The safety and quality of cosmetics products are two major topics of the manufacturers, suppliers and regulators. These two are also concerned by their customers and the society. In response to these, ISO 22716 is published to provide management principles of cosmetics manufacturing.

ISO 22716 is a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for the cosmetics manufacturing industry. It aims at enhancing the safety and quality of cosmetics products through managing various manufacturing processes which involve production, packaging, testing, storage and delivery. ISO 22716 is issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and is recognized internationally, for instance, the United States, the European Union, Southeast Asia, Japan, Canada, etc. Since there are many similarities of management practices between ISO 22716 and ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 22716 can be integrated with ISO 9001 for daily operation and certification purposes. So, the company which establishes ISO 22716 can be benefited with management system optimization, quality control enhancement and risk management strengthening.

Choi Fung Hong Co., Ltd. (Choi Fung Hong) develops ISO 22716 based on ISO 9001 framework. The certification scope covers the manufacture of skin care products (includes face cream, lotion, massage oil, shampoo and conditioner), the manufacture of lip sticks and cosmetic powders. There are 5 core factors considered by Choi Fung Hong in ISO 22716 set-up, they are: a) quality management system of cosmetics products; b) production areas and equipments; c) product realization and material management; d) deviations, customer complaints and product recalls; e) continuous improvement.

To implement the 5 core factors, Choi Fung Hong decides to make reference with its organizational structures. This helps Choi Fung Hong to identify the corresponding departments related to cosmetics products quality. The departments are trained for their specific responsibilities and authorities. In the aspect of production area and equipments, Choi Fung Hong designs the designated zones with access right for the departments of production, packaging, quality control, etc. In different manufacturing processes, there are quality control policies like, raw material specification, to assure product realization and material management. If deviation, like customer complaint, occurs, Choi Fung Hong has customer complaint mechanism for continuous improvement. With internal audit and regular assessment, the quality management system of Choi Fung Hong advances a lot. ISO 22716 certification illustrates that the cosmetics products are supported by a unified international standard behind.

SGS is the third party certification body of Choi Fung Hong. It shows Chow Fung Hong is committed to achieve sustainability with independent assessment and sets a good example for the cosmetics industry for quality assurance. As an international certification body, SGS is also committed to help the cosmetics industry to attain international level.

Choi Fung Hong is a “made in Hong Kong” brand. It is a personal care and cosmetics product manufacturer as well as retailer. Behind the mission of “quality with 100, service with heart”, Choi Fung Hong is keen to provide high quality products and services.

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