Finding a Reputable 3rd Party Certification Organization
InstantGMP’s Prepare for GMP Certification webinar is just days away! Gretchen Rizor, our Support Specialist and Quality expert, will share helpful information on the process for GMP certification and how to prepare your supplement manufacturing facility for a GMP audit. The webinar will take place on Tuesday, January 20th at 1 PM EST and there’s still time to sign up.
Webinar Preview: Finding a Reputable 3rd Party Certification Organization
One of the topics we’ll be discussing is finding a reputable 3rd party GMP Certification organization. It’s important to keep in mind that the FDA doesn’t formally recognize any 3rd party certifications, so you need to do your own homework. Characteristics of a trustworthy GMP certification organization include:
- Treating Good Manufacturing Practices and Quality as an ongoing process. An organization that runs through a checklist and hands you a one-time certificate is probably not going to cut it. Quality and following GMP is an ongoing and ever-changing process. A credible organization should schedule re-certification at an agreed upon time.
- A list of references from previous clients that you can contact or research to see how they fared with FDA audits.
- Demonstrative experience with a variety of regulatory entities such as the FDA, USDA, etc.