Even though in some cases very different institutions exist in the three areas of pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs and cosmetics, and thus also different rules apply, there are various similar, even identical, requirements that need to be met. These are for example:
In addition, there are numerous technologies that apply equally to all three product areas. Whether this concerns closed apparatus or machine forms, predominantly in high-quality stainless steel design, or "well-cleanable" systems, which are executed in Hygienic Design, or even clean-room versions in areas with open product handling - there are numerous parallels and overlaps. The example of hygiene can explain this connection quite well. If, for example, the definitions of hygiene from central regulations in the three areas of pharmaceuticals, food and cosmetics are considered, there are fundamental parallels.
The following basic features of one - let's call it "good hygiene practice" - must be consistently considered in all critical areas of pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic productions alike. This includes
Despite the sometimes very different products pharmaceuticals, foodstuffs and cosmetics, all three areas have one thing in common, the basic idea of GMP, namely the greatest possible consumer protection.
Central innovations from the "food hygiene" package of the EC are (national law since 1 January 2006)
In the cosmetics sector, consumer protection has been further strengthened in line with the trend in pharmaceutical and food products. The supplements essentially concern