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  • Sample storage in the EU

    Posted by Adelaidechemist on November 23, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Hi
    Does anyone know how long finished product samples need to be stored for to comply with GMP in the EU?
    I thought it was 1 year after the expiry date but I found out that was for medicinal products not cosmetics.

    Bill_Toge replied 6 years, 6 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • jrnb

    Member
    November 29, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    It depends on the POA (period after opening)
    >POA 30 months is 5 year sample storage. 

  • jrnb

    Member
    November 29, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    I mean PAO

  • Bill_Toge

    Member
    November 30, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    for what it’s worth, whenever we’ve been audited under ISO 22716 (the worldwide cosmetic GMP standard), the question has never been asked

    as a rule we store retained samples for three years after the date of manufacture, except for customers who require them to be stored for longer, and our auditors have never had an issue with this

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