Good Manufacturing Practices
Good manufacturing practice (GMP) is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. A Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification scheme offers independent verification and certification that the basic manufacturing practices and prerequisites necessary for the implementation of an effective Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety program are being followed. Poor quality medicines are not only a health hazard, but a waste of money for both governments and individual consumers. Most countries will only accept import and sale of medicines that have been manufactured to internationally recognized GMP.
GMP compliance requires minimum practical sense hygienic and processing requirements suitable to all food processing establishments. Many food industry companies have implemented the GMP certification scheme for food processing as the foundation upon which they have developed and implemented other quality and food safety management systems, such as HACCP, ISO 22000, SQF and ISO 9001.