Journal Published Online: 05 June 2024
Volume 52, Issue 6

Preventing Contamination: The Role of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)



Cost-effective contamination control for cannabis or hemp-derived products depends on preventing problems rather than relying on expensive responses after contamination has happened. The essential foundation of prevention is a suitable, safe, and well-controlled production system. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) are the practices and controls that create this system. Regulatory agencies and industry groups have defined specific GMP requirements for traditional products (including foods, dietary supplements, and medicines) that are based on a common set of principles that can be applied to creating GMPs in the cannabis/hemp industry. It is essential that this industry clearly defines and implements industry-specific GMPs to ensure product quality, safety, and sustainability and to support the development of nationally harmonized regulatory systems.

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Gendel, Steven M.
Gendel Food Safety LLC., Silver Spring, MD, USA
Pages: 6
Price: $25.00
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Stock #: JTE20230618
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE20230618