Managing microbial risk in cosmetics production
The management of microbial risk in non-sterile manufacturing environments can be complex and companies may find out that a risk was badly managed only when things go wrong. Experts at Pharmig’s February conference, in Nottingham, UK, looked at best practice in managing the risks
Preserving cosmetics – is nature winning?
Ensuring cosmetics and personal care products are safe and do not spoil is an increasing challenge for formulators faced with a decreasing armoury of preservatives and ever more resilient microbes. Susan Birks reports from Pharmig’s recent meeting on the issue