Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) provide a framework of controls that are intended to:
- Protect the product from adulteration or contamination.
- Prevent mix-ups and errors.
- Let you and other personnel know what to do before you or they do it.
- Ensure consistency and control throughout the manufacturing process.
- Ensure quality is designed into the manufacturing process and products.
- Document what really occurred throughout the production cycle.
- Provide an independent group to make the final decisions regarding approval and release or rejection.
- Provide mechanisms for companies to solve problems, learn from mistakes, monitor operations, and continually improve.
- Provide products that meet their established quality specifications.