8 GMP Documentation Tips

Good manufacturing practices rest solidly on documentation, documentation, documentation.  You could be (and possibly are) doing everything right, and ensuring that your product is of the highest possible quality each and every time … but is it documented?  Without accurate and detailed documentation, your GMP will never be fully “in”. While it does take some time to get all your … Read More

8 Requirements for Good Manufacturing Practices

There are 8 main types of information and documentation that must be considered and addressed when implementing your good manufacturing practices.  While each plays a part that they are inter-related, you can get an overview on good manufacturing practices in general by understanding these 8 different areas.

What’s the Point of GMP?

You might wonder what’s the point of going to all the trouble of following good manufacturing practices … after all, your products are great, right? The whole reason for implementing good manufacturing practices is to ensure that your great product is great … every batch, every bar, every time. GMP is there to address and control every factor before it has a … Read More

Ask your labeling or GMP questions

My website update is finally complete!  I expect to add some more information as time goes on, but I’m happy with the way it’s laid out and the information that’s there now.  There have been some good additions, I think.

Announcing New Book on GMP

Good Manufacturing Practices for Soap and Cosmetic Handcrafters.   Nearly a year in the making, this book details what good manufacturing practices are and how soap and cosmetic handcrafters can go about getting real GMP standards set up in a home-based or very small setting.

Good Manufacturing Practices – Part 3

In this 3rd installment, we’ll take a look at the records required to meet the standards required in the Good Manufacturing Practices Guidelines/Inspection Checklist. Like I say about labeling, “It isn’t COMPLICATED, but it is DETAILED.”  If you have your raw materials correctly logged and labeled, and your recipe/formulation with the procedures written out (see Part 2), then you already … Read More

Good Manufacturing Practices – Part 2

In this continuation of my series on Good Manufacturing Practices for small cosmetics manufacturers, we’ll look at the recommended practices for handling raw materials, production and laboratory controls.  (See Good Manufacturing Practices – Part 1 for the first of the series.)

Good Manufacturing Practices – Part 1

This is the first of a series of posts on the subject of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for cosmetics, especially as applicable to making handcrafted cosmetics in small batches. The Regulations Cosmetics are sort of the bastard-child when it comes to GMP regulations. Both drugs and food have GMP standards set out in the regulations, but cosmetics do not. However, … Read More