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With implementation of the Cosmetic Regulation (EC) 1223/2009, the Safety Assessor should evaluate the possible interaction of packaging with cosmetic product not only from point of view of the compatibility, but also from toxicological point of view. It is a very crucial point, thus there is no regulation on packaging have been issued by now.
The Safety Assessor should take into account the relevant characteristics of the packaging material, its purity and stability and possible interaction of its components with cosmetic product. For the safety evaluation the food grade declaration of the manufacturer of the packaging usually is enough. Nonetheless, the food grade declaration cannot always guarantee the compliance with the Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 since food grade list of permitted substances contains numerous substances prohibited by the annexes 2 and 3 of the cosmetic regulation.
The biggest problem is with the plastic packaging, since the glass and aluminium are relatively inert, but should also be evaluated. The plastic material may release additives, monomers, heavy metals as manufacturing process catalysts, phthalates, bisphenol A and other degradation products.
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