GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
What is GMP?
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is a concept that ensures products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. It is a preliminary program for HACCP food safety system which describes operational requirements necessary to enable a food business to produce food safely. GMP compliance is heavily emphasized in all relevant food legislation and customer certification standards. GMP is important to ensure that businesses produce safe food to the public. Businesses in the food industry have a legal and moral responsibility to prepare food that is safe for the consumer.
Some of element in GMP are:
- The external environment, construction, and layout of the food premises.
- The adequate maintenance of all equipment and utensils used within the food business.
- The use of suitable chemicals within and around the food premises including cleaning chemicals, pest control chemicals, and machine lubricants.
- The cleanliness of the premises, equipment, utensils, floors, walls, and ceilings, as well as the organization and storage of waste within and by the food business.
- The avoidance of foreign matter, including wood, glass, metal, plastic, pests, paper, string, and tape, within the finished product.
- A pest control program implemented within the food premises and surrounds.
For effective implementation of GMP, an organization should document all procedures on how they are going to implement relevant GMP to their premises and products. Food companies should also maintain records as evidence that they have implemented Good manufacturing practices in case of audits or inspections.
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