It is imperative for today’s consumers to know that the products they purchase are safe. It is equally important that people get exactly what the vendor claims their products to be. Therefore, it is important for companies to have strict procedures and manufacturing practices in place to ensure that quality is built into the manufacturing process at each step. It is precisely these procedures and practices that ensure that consumers are getting pure and compliant products from start to finish. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are requirements for conforming to the guidelines recommended by agencies controlling the manufacture and sale of specific products.
However, it is important to note that these guidelines are only the minimum standards a manufacturer must meet to ensure consistent, quality product, and prevent any harm to the consumer. Some functional examples of GMP include: well-maintained facilities, properly maintained equipment, fully trained and qualified employees, and reliable and reproducible processes. Although the specific rules and practices for each industry are different, companies that implement Good Manufacturing Practices can better provide consumers with trust and confidence as to quality and safety of the purchased products.