The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) this month releases its guide to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for food supplement manufacturers across the globe.
The ‘Global Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice for Supplements’ gives guidelines for the promotion of best practice in the production of supplements, including manufacturing, quality control, packaging, distribution and storage.
An important tool for both companies and governments worldwide, the guide covers quality management, premises and equipment, personnel and training, product and process development, manufacture, storage, transport and distribution.
It also gives recommendations in areas critical to the manufacture of high quality products, including the recovery or re-working of materials, documentation, self-inspections, sub-contracting operations, laboratory testing, complaints procedures, product recall and emergency procedures.
“We are delighted to publish this guide,” said Sam Jennings, Coordinator of IADSA’s GMP Working Group. “It is written in such a way that it provides advice on all aspects of GMP in a non-prescriptive framework format, which allows for flexibility in application within any region. The Guide is freely available for download from the IADSA website, as the intention is for the document to be utilised by as many supplement manufacturers around the globe as possible.”
The guide has taken into close consideration GMP guides that are in use across all continents of the globe.
To download the document visit www.iadsa.org
IADSA has more than doubled in size since its creation in 1998, representing more than 50 national trade associations and over 20,000 companies. For more information, visit www.iadsa.org.