Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is a system that ensures manufacturing products, such as food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical goods, are consistently produced and controlled according to set quality standards. This includes establishing strong quality management systems, obtaining appropriate quality raw materials, establishing robust operating procedures, detecting and investigating product quality deviations, and maintaining reliable testing laboratories.
GMP regulations are mandated by manufacturers’ respective national government to regulate production, verification, and validation of manufactured products and ensure that they are effective and safe for market distribution.
Principles of GMP
- The production and distribution of the drugs must minimize any risk to their quality.
- Manufacturing facilities must maintain a clean and hygienic manufacturing area, including laboratories and storage.
- Records should be made during manufacture and quality control.
- Operators should be trained to carry out the production and control of products according to documented and approved procedures.
- A system must be available for recalling any batch from sale or supply.
Benefits of GMP
- Cuts investigation time to minimum
- Customer satisfaction
- Global recognition as a reputed supplier
- Proven business credential
- Legal compliance
- Ability to win more business
- Respond to situation
- Increases the creditability and offers a competitive advantage in the marketplace for contract manufacturers
- Decreases the time and cost for companies selecting third-party testing and product certification if using GMP registered contract manufacturer; which is a national program that is designed to provide a system of processes, procedures, and documentation to ensure that the product produced has the identity, strength, composition, quality, and purity that it is represented to possess