Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a term familiar worldwide for the control and management of manufacturing, testing and overall quality control of food and pharmaceutical products. GMP is a set of guidelines & procedures that gives the assurance that product manufactured is appropriate and safe to use.
GMP procedure includes documentation, record keeping, process validation, employee qualifications, cleanliness, sanitation, equipment verification, and complaint handling. The majority of GMP requirements are universal and open ended, allowing each manufacturer to decide individually how to best apply the required controls.
The standard procedures of GMP ensure manufacturing, enabling companies to reduce or eradicate instances of contamination, and production errors. Failure to fulfill with GMP regulations can result in very severe penalty including jail as well.
A GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) registration process make sure that the fundamental manufacturing practices/policies and standards for the implementation of a successful HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) food safety program are being followed.
GMP is a very efficient business tool, which helps to refine compliance and performance of the entire Company. GMP requirements are largely basic practices, which will help companies efficiently manage product quality using continuous improvement.