Let’s face it. Accidents happen and people make mistakes. That being said, a good Quality System and Safety Program will continuously seek out potential areas of risk and patch the areas by implementing change control and process improvement. These practices are widely known throughout the compliance-world as HACCP – Hazards and Critical Control Points. While there are external factors that you may have little control over, the more you consider risk ahead of time and what procedures to put in place to prevent them from happening in the future, the less likely there will be large financial losses for your company.
In the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement world, it is absolutely required to be GMP compliant. Many cannabis manufacturers are waking up to the fact that GMP compliance may be the deciding line of who can stay in the game for the long haul. As regulations evolve, GMP requirements are written into the laws which dictate how cannabis products must be manufactured. Going for GMP compliance can seem overwhelming, but anything is possible if broken down into small steps. GMP is built on a few simple pillars, and with enough dedication any company can achieve a certification.
An SOP or Standard Operating Procedure is something that all types of organizations, manufacturers, and laboratories can benefit from in the cannabis industry. For a cannabis manufacturer, SOPs can help in achieving Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliance. If your facility hasn’t created standard operating procedures yet, or they’re only at the basic level, you’ll benefit from learning how to write them.