Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Definition - What does Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) mean?
Safeopedia explains Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Responsible staff members and managers must ensure GMP compliance. Since regulations and methods are subject to change, GMP is also occasionally referred to as 'cGMP’ or 'current good manufacturing practices,’ as a reminder that industries must continually update their knowledge and skills in order to implement the latest techniques and comply with new requirements on an ongoing basis. GMP guidelines are applied to hygiene, the prevention of environmental contamination, the control of the manufacturing process, procedures and record-keeping, the investigation of deviations from GMP regulations, distribution methods as well as the correct procedure to follow if drugs need to be recalled and the investigation of defects.