Product Information File (PIF)

We maintain the PIF including all required documents and information for you!

Paragraph 11 of the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (European Cosmetics Directive) prescribes that the responsible person, who distributes a cosmetic product in the European Union, is obliged to maintain a Product Information File (PIF) about the respective product. This file contains the most important information about the cosmetic product:

a) A description of the cosmetic product which enables the product information file to be clearly attributed to the cosmetic product;

b) the Safety Report of the cosmetic product as described in Article 10, section 1;

c) a description of the method of manufacturing and a statement on compliance with good manufacturing practice referred to in Article 8;

d) where justified by the nature or the effect of the cosmetic product, proof of the effect claimed for the cosmetic product;

e) data on any animal testing performed by the manufacturer, his agents or suppliers, relating to the development or safety assessment of the cosmetic product or its ingredients, including any animal testing performed to meet the legislative or regulatory requirements of third countries.

The following points apply to the PIF:

  • Storage period of 10 years after the market entry of the cosmetic product
  • Updates only when necessary
  • To be held ready in electronic or other form
  • To be held at the address indicated on the label