Intertek Experts to Present on Cosmetics Legislation and Safety Testing

March 19, 2012

Manchester, UK – Intertek, a global leader in quality and safety solutions for a wide range of industries, today announced that its cosmetics legislation and safety testing experts will present at the “Making Cosmetics” Exhibition and Conference March 28 – 29 at the NMM Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK.

This conference provides an opportunity for stakeholders in the cosmetics supply chain to share information and discuss compliance options with leading experts, manufacturers, suppliers and industry figures in sourcing, manufacturing and outsourcing.

Chris Brennan, Intertek’s Toxicology Assessment Manager will deliver a presentation on Understanding Cosmetic Regulation & Attaining Compliance. Colin Whittaker, Intertek’s Home and Personal Care Programme Manager will speak during a session focusing on Analytical testing to give you confidence that your product satisfies the cosmetic regulations. Pal Mayuranathan, Intertek’s Clinical Research Services expert, will take part in a technical solutions session covering Clinical Research, Claim Support & Safety Studies. Rounding out the conference, Sebastien Cavelier, Intertek’s GMP Cosmetics Consultant will deliver a seminar on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in the Cosmetics industry - How to attain compliance to ISO 22716.

“The cosmetics industry is currently challenged to develop effective, innovative and successful products that meet the requirements of both legislation and consumers.” stated Chris Brennan. “Understanding the Cosmetics Regulation is of particular concern in Europe and Intertek is supporting our customers to help them achieve compliance.”

Intertek continues to expand its cosmetic services in Europe. It provides a range of support services for the EU market including regulatory consultancy, Cosmetic Safety Assessment, analytical testing, contaminant testing, in vitro skin testing, microbiology, marketplace due diligence, human clinical studies, stability studies and more.

“Intertek is delighted to be invited to provide guidance and support to professionals in the cosmetic sector.” shared Colin Whittaker. “Our considerable experience in toxicology, regulatory consultancy, auditing, clinical testing, and analytical testing positions us well to support the cosmetics industry in UK, Europe and Globally.”


Colin Whittaker, Home and Personal Care Programme Manager, UK
Health & Beauty Product Services, Intertek Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals
Tel: +44 (0) 161 721 2160
Exhibition Booth 140

Lorna Kettle, European Marketing and Communication Manager
Intertek Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Telephone: +44 (0) 161 721 1476

About Intertek
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