GMP compliance

Why 70% Ethanol Is The Most Effective Disinfectant for Any Food or Pharma Facility

Why 70% Ethanol Is The Most Effective Disinfectant for Any Food or Pharma Facility

Cleaning a GMP production facility is essential for compliance, as well as safety of the products that are sold to dispensaries and consumers. Ethanol is one of the more popular cleaners used for production line equipment because it is effective, easy to recover, and food grade. Since it’s so effective at killing bacteria and microbes, many plant managers may wonder why 190 proof (or 95%) ethanol shouldn’t be used over 70% ethanol.

How to Choose a Proper Lab Coat

How to Choose a Proper Lab Coat

A lab coat worn by workers in a cannabis product or dietary supplement manufacturing facility needs to follow specific requirements. These are very similar to food manufacturing facilities too. Instead of requiring your personnel to buy their own lab coats, the GMP production facility should be providing ones for their lab workers and production line workers to prevent any issues.

Choosing Pest Control in a Food Production Setting

Choosing Pest Control in a Food Production Setting

Wherever there are humans there will be pests. Pests love to follow humans, as we provide them with a ready source of food. Often pests are attracted to outdoor disposal bins, before heading indoors to warmth and a ready access of food. If you’re running a GMP production facility then you’ll need to take pest control seriously.

How to Complete an IQOQPQ

How to Complete an IQOQPQ

When you run a GMP production facility that includes cannabis and dietary supplement products, there are certain processes that you must follow in order to achieve government compliance. Cannabis products should follow similar guidelines in food processing and the pharmaceutical industry.  This includes qualifying equipment before using it to produce food or medicine.

How to Perform an Effective CAPA

How to Perform an Effective CAPA

If there has been a failing in one of your cannabis products or dietary supplements in your production facility, then you’re going to need to figure out what went wrong and how to prevent it from happening again. This is a part of GMP—Good Manufacturing Practices—in the food and pharmaceutical industries, and will also help you to achieve compliance.  

How to Determine Product Expiration Dates Using Accelerated Stability Studies

How to Determine Product Expiration Dates Using Accelerated Stability Studies

One of the steps toward achieving cannabis compliance for is by assessing shelf life. Stability studies are required in GMP and are vital to any quality assurance system.  Expiration dates will need to be printed onto product packaging in order to protect consumers and your company by ensuring the quality of a product through a specific time.