GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practice. It is used for managing the control and management of manufacturing, testing, and overall quality of products majorly pharmaceutical products.
GMP defines certain guidelines that talk about the quality assurance approach. GMP certification ensures that products are produced following the quality standard norms.
GMP norms and procedures are followed by all pharmaceutical and medical device firms, however some have developed their own guidelines in accordance with local regulations. Major benefits of GMP are as follows:
- Empower certification holders
- Improve overall trustworthiness and public perception;
- Reduce product quality and safety risks;
- Reduces operating expenses by reducing rework and fines for non-compliance.
- Increases export opportunities,
- Saves money.
GHP compliance stands for Good Hygiene Practice and covers the minimum sanitary and hygiene practices for food related organisations. It gives an assurance that food is safe and suitable for human consumption.
GHP is a required foundation to implement other food safety management initiatives such as GMP, HACCP and ISO 22000.
The regulatory bodies worldwide recommend GHP compliance to ensure that a company is committed to reducing food contamination and foodborne diseases by implementing food safety practices.
The various benefits of GHP are as follows:
- Minimum need for dietary procedures.
- Demonstrates a commitment to producing and safe food.
- It leads to customer loyalty.
- Demonstrates adherence to government regulations.
- Builds base for GMP, HACCP and ISO 22000 certificate
Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) principles are a managerial quality control system that define the responsibilities of a facility management, directors, personnels and quality assurance personnel that are operating within a GLP system, and minimum standards concerning the suitability of facilities.
In the experimental (non-clinical) research arena, good laboratory practice or GLP is a quality system of management controls for research laboratories and organizations to ensure the uniformity, consistency, reliability, reproducibility, quality, and integrity of products in development for human or animal health (including pharmaceuticals).
GLP Certification leads to many other benefits for both the laboratory and its customers like a
- Increased confidence in the reliability and trustworthiness
- Increased productivity
- Reduced need for re-work
- Reduced time spent on non-revenue investigations
An independent certification agency evaluates various parameters in order to ensure requisite quality management certification in respect of GLP is issued in a timely manner.