Our company obtained the GMP certification, but what is it exactly?
GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) establishes the operational conditions and requirements necessary to ensure hygiene throughout the food chain and for the production thereof.
GMP have been developed by the Codex Alimentarius with the main objective of customer protection. It includes many basic operational conditions and procedures that are required to be met by the food company. For example, some of them can be:
The construction and layout of the food premises
The training provided to the employees
The adequate maintenance of equipment and utensils used within the company
The use of suitable chemicals within and around the food premises including cleaning chemicals, pest control chemicals and machine lubricants, including and effective pest control program
The identification and storage of waste within and by the company
The implementation and effectiveness of the traceability system
The cleanliness of premises, equipment, utensils, floors, walls and ceilings.