Product information file (PIF) content
According to article 11, the product information file must contain the following information and data:
A description of the cosmetic product
A description of the method of manufacturing and either a good manufacturing practice certificate or a statement on compliance with good manufacturing practice (the GMP standard which must be followed in the EU is standard ISO 22716)
Where justified, a proof of the effect claimed for the cosmetic product
Any data on animal testing
The product information file should also contain product labelling
A complete cosmetics product information file (PIF) is the basis for the notification to the EU CPNP portal or the UK SCPN portal, which must be performed before the cosmetic products can be placed on the EU/UK market.