Good Manufacturing Practice
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product.
GMP covers all aspects of production from the starting materials, premises and equipment to the training and personal hygiene of staff. Detailed, written procedures are essential for each process that could affect the quality of the finished product. There must be systems to provide documented proof that correct procedures are consistently followed at each step in the manufacturing process – every time a product is made.
Good manufacturing practice guidelines provide guidance for manufacturing, testing, and quality assurance to ensure that a food or drug product is safe for human consumption.
GMP - Benefits
- Prove organization’s management capabilities in product quality, safety assurance
- Enable employees to develop good production / operations habits
- Reduce safety risk in product quality and safety
- Timely detect production and management problems, reduce cost
- Better understand and comply with the relevant laws and regulations
- Enhance the international credibility and public image
- Increase customer’s long-term confidence in the enterprise