What is GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) Certification?
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
GMP covers all aspects of
production from the starting materials, premises and equipment to the training
and personal hygiene of staff. Compliance
with GMP requirements entails minimum common sense sanitary and processing
requirements applicable 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, including HACCP, ISO 22000, and ISO 9001.
Why GMP certification is important?
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
certification ensures the integrity of
your food manufacturing process as well as your compliance with
food safety regulations. Assurance of the safety and quality
of food is an important consideration for consumers today. A GMP is an
important enhancement to your food safety management system, which increases
your customers’ confidence in your commitment to trading and producing safe,
high quality food.
What are the benefits of GMP certification?
1. Timely identification of mistakes in the process.
2. Builds consumer confidence in the long term.
3. Reduce in cost in detecting errors
4. Better compliance of rules and regulations with relevant law.
5. Enhance brand image and creditability.
6. Enables employees to develop healthy operational habits.
7. Boon from its competitors.
8. Increase in management capabilities inadequate and assured safety measures.
9. The manufacturing process must be clean and hygienic.
10. Improves organizations’ method of handling issues and non-conformities.
Who is accountable for GMP?
GMPs are applied under Title 21CFR by the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA). The regulation uses cGMP means current
good manufacturing practice to set out their guidelines.
Who can acquire GMP certification?
GMP is applicable to any organization who involves in food production, processing, distribution, exports etc