What is Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Certification?

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a system for ensuring the products are consistently produced and controlled according to the quality standards. It is designed to minimize the risks involved in any pharmaceutical production that cannot be eliminated through testing the final product.

GMP forms an important part of the overall HACCP food safety system in a food business. Good manufacturing practices are important in order to produce safe food. The food business has a legal and moral responsibility to produce and prepare food that will not harm the consumer. There can be a high cost to the food business if it does not implement adequate Good manufacturing practices.

Certifying your food safety management system against Good Manufacturing Practices requirements is an excellent way to prepare for inspections by regulatory authorities and other stakeholders. The process will help you to demonstrate your knowledge of the importance of producing and trading safe, quality food.

Benefits of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Certification

Customer Satisfaction

Meet your customer expectations consistently.

Attract More Customers

Boost your brand reputation and stand out from the competition

Quality Improvement

Monitor, manage and improve the quality of your product with ease

Worldwide Recognition

Attain worldwide reputation and access international trade.

Legal Compliance

Meet food safety legal compliance and corporate requirement

Improve Processes

Identify and eliminate waste within and between processes, reduce errors, and avoid rework

Take a Deep Dive Into GMP Certification

Looking to implement Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) system but not sure where to start? Take a look at our GMP guide here. The free guide will give you a great insight into this certification.

Steps to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Certification

Step - 1
Application for
GMP certification

Step - 2
Offer from
IRQS India

Step - 3
Offer acceptance from
client and order confirmation by IRQS India

Step - 4
Single-stage Certification audit

Step - 5
Issue of certificate on successful completion of certification audit

Step - 6
Surveillance audits at a defined period

Step - 7
Recertification audit after 3 years

Want to Transfer Your GMP Certification?

You can transfer your GMP Certification from one Certification Body to another at any stage you wish, you are not tied into any contract. You need a trusted certification body and we’ll help you transfer to us quickly and easily.

If you would like a free quotation for the transfer of your certification then please complete the form and we will be able to provide you with a quotation.

Save Time & Money When You Audit Two Standards

Did you know GMP and other standards like ISO 9001, ISO 22000, ISO 45001, etc. share the same structure? You can save time and money when you audit any two standards at the same time.

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Remote Audits - Online

Your company is not easily accessible? No worries. Our auditor will engage with you on any online video conferencing platform that is convenient to you. Remote auditing is the only option to circumvent the challenges we are facing due to the pandemic.

Client Case Study

Implementing GMP can help ensure that your customers get high-quality products and services consistently. The following case studies offer a look at the difference GMP Certification made for organizations in terms of customer satisfaction, overall process efficiency and revenue.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Get a Good Manufacturing Practices Certificate?

One must follow a multi-step procedure for acquiring the certificate for good manufacturing practices. The initial step is the formal application phase where you fill the application form with the essential details to record the data on the GMP database. The submitted application gets reviewed for analysis. Gap analysis is a critical step before the audit session and helps recognize the shortcoming in the follow-up of quality guidelines. After this, the audit reports determine the GMP consistency in the organization. On completing a successful audit, you receive the certification from the certification body.

What is the meaning of GMP certified?

GMP is the acronym for Good Manufacturing Practice. It is a term used internationally for managing the manufacturing system with enhanced controlling measures. It concentrates on the evaluation and the comprehensive quality of products. The certification framework defines the critical guidelines for maintaining a quality assurance approach. Having the GMP certification ensures that the products produced by the organization follows the quality standard norms. GMP is an integral part of the HACCP food safety system in the food industry and thus organizations operating in the domain needs to get GMP certified.

Why is GMP important?

Good Manufacturing Practice helps in ensuring the best quality production. Especially for the food-based and pharma industry, GMP is critical.  The well-defined framework in GMP helps in maintaining production quality consistency and reducing the risks. It is legally critical for the food-based organizations to manufacture products that assures optimal safety. The good manufacturing practices is an ideal solution-provider for organizations to avoid mishaps during inspections. All these facilitates the brand value and thus, GMP is vital for more than one reason.

Is Good Manufacturing Practice certification necessary if there is a quality control laboratory?

Yes. The certification for Good Manufacturing Practice is vital in the manufacturing process. Because, it cannot be inspected into the product in the later stage. The certification and framework eliminate and prevents the chances of errors. In fact, GMP helps in finding the errors that could not be eliminated through the quality control measures of a finished product. Thus, it is an indispensable choice.

Can the manufacturers afford GMP? Is it cost-effective?

Yes. One needs to recognize that manufacturing the inferior quality products never saves money or resources. Thus, in the long run, it transforms into a costly choice. It is a cost-effective choice, as you can manage the resources in the initial stage. 


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