A system called Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) was created to guarantee consistency and high standards of quality in Malaysian product production. It decreases the hazards involved in pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated by testing the final product.
It is appropriate for all types of businesses in the food industry, including producers of food, processors of food, logistics and packagers, producers of beverages and animal feed, producers of agriculture and food, and pharmaceutical companies, among others.
GMP covers all facets of production, beginning from the raw materials, premises, types of equipment used in training, and personal hygiene of staff. Each step of the process must be well documented to guarantee consistency in the quality of the final result. At every stage of the production process, those correct methods are continually followed when products are being created.
Therefore, by being GMP compliant, facilities make a solid effort to create a safe, high-quality and sanitary environment together to strive for standards of creating safe and high-quality products for consumers.
It is advantageous for manufacturers to work with suppliers who have a GMP certification for a number of reasons.
Compliance With GMP Is Mandated By Law.
GMP compliance is required if you wish to sell your products in Asia, the US, Canada, or Europe. These standards safeguard consumers against inferior or hazardous goods.
An Indication Of Quality Is A GMP Accreditation.
A globally recognised sign of quality is a GMP certification. You may be certain that a supplier is devoted to creating high-quality items when you work with them if they have this accreditation.
Product Security Is Ensured By GMP Compliance.
Assuring products are safe for consumers is one of the primary objectives of GMP standards. You may be certain that a supplier’s products comply with these safety requirements if they have a GMP certification.
Time And Money Are Saved By GMP Compliance.
You can experience quality problems if you work with a supplier who is not GMP-certified. Costly delays or product recalls could come from this. In the long run, working with a GMP-certified supplier may prevent these problems and save time and money.
Depending on the severity of the infringement, action must be taken if a product cannot fulfil the criteria for GMP regulation. There may be a voluntary or required recall of the product. Additionally, the business would need to look into how the mistake happened and implement remedial actions to prevent this from repeating itself in the future.
If the product is a pharmaceutical or dietary supplement, it is likely that the FDA won’t approve it, in which case the business will halt all manufacturing to fix the issue. This frequently results in a complete product redesign to set a higher standard.
An injunction or product seizure may take place in extreme circumstances if a manufacturer receives a request from the FDA or the auditor examining their GMP certification. As the product and procedure jeopardise human health, the corporation will need to stop all product production in these situations and risk having its equipment or formula seized.
There are a few key advantages for all stakeholders in the food industry to be certified with GMP certification:
The success of any manufacturing facility depends on all manufacturers having Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification.
In order to receive a GMP certification, you must go through several time-consuming steps. But when customers see a GMP-certified logo on your product, it will all be worth it to boost their long-term confidence in your business.
Throughout the process of getting GMP certified, organizations must meet a high level of compliance through self-evaluations of SOP (Standard Operating Procedures), comprehensive facility inspections, or audits, as well as GMP-related documentation.
And after an auditor issues certification, a company must continue to demonstrate its commitment to current GMP (cGMP) standards. As this certification is responsible for going above and beyond to ensure quality products, it will benefit marketing and the company’s reputation.
One Island Consultancy is an industry leader in consultancy and second-party audit.
Since 2009, we have assisted in certifying food safety management systems following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) specifications to prepare them for a regulatory agency and other stakeholder inspections.
While demonstrating your understanding of the significance of producing and trading safe, high-quality food, the procedure will assist you in ensuring regulatory compliance.
Contact us to learn more about the GMP certification process and training in Malaysia.