The purpose of proper manufacturing conditions, or good manufacturing practice (GMP), in the cosmetics industry is to ensure that cosmetics are manufactured in accordance with quality system requirements. GMP, among other things, deals with minimizing risks involved in the production process and covers all aspects of production, from starting and raw materials, vendor and supplier certification, production facilities, production processes, employee conduct and training, cleaning procedures, equipment and process validation and final product testing.
In Israel, the GMP cosmetic review procedure is carried out by the Ministry of Health.
In the US, GMP is codified in 21 CFR part 701, and in Europe as part of Directive 76/768/EEC.
To the article Regulation and registration of cosmetics and OTC products”