A Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification scheme offers independent verification and certification that the basic manufacturing practices and prerequisites necessary for the implementation of an effective Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety program are being followed.
GMP compliance requires minimum practical sense hygienic and processing requirements suitable to all food processing establishments. Many food industry companies have implemented the GMP certification scheme for food processing as the foundation upon which they have developed and implemented other quality and food safety management systems, such as
HACCP, ISO 22000, SQF and ISO 9001.
The initial assessment determines if the mandatory requirements of the standard are being met and if the management system is capable of proceeding to stage 2
This second assessment determines the effectiveness of the system and seeks to confirm that the management system is implemented and operational
At this point in the process we review any corrective action taken to address findings raised at stage 1 & 2. Certification may be recommended
The organisation’s file are reviewed by an independent and impartial panel and the certifxication decision is made
Successful certification is communicated to the client. Certificates are issued