CCPB has set up a special certification scheme for Medical Products with Organic Agriculture Ingredients.The production Standards for this scheme set out the minimum requirements for obtaining two different types of products, classed according to whether are to be taken (oral use) or to be applied to the skin or mucous membranes (topical use).
This scheme is not covered by EC Reg. 834/07 and is therefore a non-governmental standard, having been put together by experts from companies and associations working in this sector.
This is something completely new for the sector and further extends the organic concept sought out by consumers for the extremely wide range of products containing natural raw materials and ingredients or those that originate from the food and agriculture supply chain.
Operators intending to apply for inspection and certification for their medical products are required to meet the requirements and fulfil the obligations set out in production standards and to submit the Application for Certification , accompanied by its appendix for products for oral use and/or appendix for products for topical use and the other documents the standard requires, including the prevention and control plan, whose essential items are set out in the production standards.
Applicants are also required to sign the CCPB financial agreement and to sign the Certification Contract , that implies acceptance of the clauses in the Certification Regulations. and its appendix.
On receipt of the above documents, CCPB will assess the document defining and describing the production process, and if these are in order, certification will be issued and the operator and their products added to the appropriate list.
An onsite certification inspection will be made of the premises for which the operator has applied for certification, after which the relevant committee, whose members represent the parties involved in the certification process, will make a decision as to whether to confirm certification.
The company will continue to be under the CCPB surveillance programme whose aim is to check that compliance with the specific production standards is being maintained