It is the responsibility of the operator to prove that its product conforms to the present standards and specifications. Therefore, the operator provides a complete file to the attention of the certification body and any additional information on request as long as it is necessary for the validation of the product.
For the certification of any ingredient, the certification body will make the firm fill in a questionnaire in order to be sure that all the conditions mentioned in the standards are met.
The certification body respect the confidentiality of the information given and more precisely, all data that concerns the composition of the product.
If modifications have been made to a product that has already been approved (composition or the packaging), these information’s have to be submitted for approval to the certification body before the product is re-introduced on the market.
If the regulation imposes a procedure or conditions for the composition of the product that are not allowed by the present specifications, the operator has to inform the certification body.