Product information file (PIF)
The Responsible person has to keep a Product Information File (PIF) – cosmetic product dossier, for each cosmetic product placed on the market, at the address specified on the product label, readily accessible for the competent authority of the member state where the Responsible person is established. The Product Information File has to be available in the language easily understood by the local competent authority.
|When a cosmetic product is placed on the market, the responsible person shall keep a product information file for it. The product information file shall be kept for a period of ten years following the date on which the last batch of the cosmetic product was placed on the market. (EU Regulation 1223/2009, Article 11.1)|
|The responsible person shall make the product information file readily accessible in electronic or other format at his address indicated on the label to the competent authority of the Member State in which the file is kept. The information contained in the product information file shall be available in a language which can be easily understood by the competent authorities of the Member State. (EU Regulation 1223/2009, Article 11.3)|
The Product Information File has to be kept at one single address within the EU.