Good Manufacturing Practices

Written by Super User. Posted in Quality.

This detailed work method statement highlights the importance of good manufacturing practices in the food manufacturing industry. Topics covered include Personal conduct and Hygiene, product protection, metal detection, sieving, raw materials, pest control, equipment, plant and buildings, storage, transport, distribution, and a GMP audit checklist.  The statement also includes an employee acknowledgement and sign off.  Use this guide to establish your own GMP policy.

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Good Manufacturing Practice
About this GMP Policy
♣    The Company is committed to ensuring product safety, quality and integrity across the whole supply chain.
♣    The Good Manufacturing Practices details in this policy play a critical role in meeting this commitment.
♣    This policy applies to all Company sites and other designated sites across the supply chain.  This includes suppliers, co-manufacturers, distribution and contracted warehouses.
♣    To ensure compliance of this policy, periodic audits shall be carried out at all sites.

Responsibilities and Consequences Employees and Contractors
All persons entering any Company site are responsible for complying with and enforcing this policy.
The Company shall provide all necessary training and resources to ensure provision of a safe and sanitary workplace.
Contractors who fail to abide by this policy shall be subject to immediate removal and potential ongoing exclusion from the Company sites.

 Good Manufacturing Practices Personal Conduct and Hygiene
Safe personal conduct shall be strictly observed at all times.  Throwing equipment or product, running, horseplay, so-called practical jokes, taking shortcuts (ducking under equipment etc), shall not be permitted.  Compressed air must be handled safely, non-approved fittings and couplings are prohibited.
All employees, contractors and visitors are responsible for maintaining a high standard of personal cleanliness and hygiene.  Hands shall be washed with un-perfumed bactericidal soap and dried prior to entering food production areas.  All persons on site shall wear suitable clean clothing and enclosed footwear...

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22/02/2013 13:03

Quality Checks Appraisal and Improvement Tips

Written by Drew. Posted in Quality.

A practical self appraisal to determine how well you value quality checks in the workplace. This appraisal can also be used to appraise the value that other members of your team place on quality checks. The apprasial comes complete with practical ideas and tips to improve the quality in your organisation.

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Quality Checks Appraisal and Improvement Tips
There is an old saying that there is no substitute for quality.  People will forget how fast you did a job but they will remember how well you did it.  It is the responsibility of every manager and supervisor to ensure that the goods and services provided by their company are of the highest possible quality and standard.  The Ready Made Tips below will help you to focus more effectively on quality. 

  1. Conduct quality checks on your company’s products.

  2. Conduct quality checks on your company’s services.
  3. Set high personal standards and goals.

  4. Empower employees to improve continually.  This will require training of all employees on the importance of achieving high quality standards...

Listed below are key quality check attributes.  Read each attribute carefully and rate yourself on how well you carry out that attribute every day.  Be honest with yourself.  If you have difficulty with scoring some of the attributes, ask for feedback from your colleagues, or other members of the management team, or members of your own team....

Key Performance Indicator 1    2    3    4    5   
1. I ensure that quality checks are conducted on all products produced by the company. 
2. I make random quality checks on our products.
3. I make random quality checks on our services.
4. I communicate my standards to all employees.
5. I reward process improvement.





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17/02/2013 15:10