GMP – THE INDUSTRY STANDARD FOR QUALITY – PART 2
Welcome back to our blog series on GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and Shilajit. In our first instalment, we discussed the importance of GMP in ensuring the quality of our Shilajit products. In this second part, we’re diving deeper into the specifics of GMP, including equipment, storage, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points), and stability and shelf life of Shilajit.
We’ll be sharing some behind-the-scenes insights into how we maintain the high standards of GMP at our facility, and we’re excited to give you a glimpse into the processes that go into making sure our Shilajit is the best it can be. And let’s be real, GMP is no joke, but we promise to make it as interesting as possible. Trust us, it’s worth it, as GMP is hard to achieve, but we’re extremely proud to have it and share it with you.
WHAT IS REQUIRED OF A SHILAJIT MANUFACTURING?
In order to ensure that Shilajit products are safe and effective, it is important to follow good manufacturing practices during the production process.
One important aspect of good manufacturing practices is to have defined and documented procedures in place. This includes using Master Manufacturing Instructions for each Shilajit product. These instructions should be clear and easy to understand, and should be followed consistently in order to produce products that conform to their specifications and are protected against contamination or deterioration. Additionally, it is important to conduct regular evaluations of the manufacturing instructions to ensure that they are still an effective and acceptable way of achieving the specified product.
Another important aspect of good manufacturing practices is to maintain proper documentation. This includes keeping records of all operations and ensuring that the work area and equipment are clean and free from any starting material, packaging material, products, product-residues or documents not required for the current operation. It is also important to encourage personnel to report any incidents of contamination or potential contamination of the raw material, intermediate or finished product. Overall, by following good manufacturing practices, manufacturers of Shilajit products can ensure that their products are safe, effective and meet regulatory requirements.
WE ALSO HAVE A HACCAP CERTIFICATE…WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) is a system that is used to make sure that Shilajit products are safe for consumption. It is a legal requirement in the European Union for all Shilajit manufacturers to have a HACCP system in place. The system is used to identify potential hazards and risks throughout the production process, and to put measures in place to prevent those hazards from occurring.
HACCP is a step-by-step process that includes identifying the main risk areas in the production of Shilajit, putting controls in place to mitigate those risks, and making sure that those controls are being properly followed. The process is carried out by a team of experts, including food technologists, microbiologists, production managers, and quality assurance managers. The team is responsible for devising and implementing the HACCP system and for keeping it updated as necessary.
WHAT ARE OUR OBLIGATIONS ABOUT SHELF LIFE AND STABILITY OF SHILAJIT?
Lets get to stability testing first. Stability testing is a process that is used to ensure that Shilajit products are safe for consumption and meet the label claims for all ingredients throughout their intended shelf life. This is important as it helps to ensure that the product is of high quality and that consumers can have confidence in it.
Stability testing involves conducting tests to check that the product does not change in appearance, flavor, or texture over time. This is important as it helps to ensure that the product remains organoleptically acceptable throughout its intended shelf life. Additionally, manufacturers must also confirm that the packaging used for the product is suitable for its intended shelf life and that it will not allow for the permeation of oxygen, moisture, or ultra-violet light, which can affect the stability of the product. This way, it helps to ensure that the product is properly protected and preserves its quality and integrity during storage and transportation.
Manufacturers are legally required to declare the shelf life of the product on the packaging and conduct stability testing. This is important as it helps to ensure that the product meets the label claims and that the packaging is suitable for the intended shelf life. In turn, it helps to ensure that the product is safe and of high quality for consumers while making sure that the product actually has the declared shelf life.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
Simply, because we care. We care about our customers and we care about our product. Obtaining and maintaining GMP certification can be a challenging and time-consuming process, but it’s definitely worth it in the end. At our company, we put in a lot of effort to ensure that our Shilajit products meet the highest standards of safety and quality for our customers.
We would like to thank you for taking the time to read through our blog on GMP. We understand that it may not be the easiest thing to read but we appreciate your efforts. We are grateful to have the opportunity to share our efforts to obtain and maintain GMP certification with you. It is a pleasure to know that we can provide our customers with safe and high-quality Shilajit products and we will continue to work hard to maintain that standard. Thank you for your support.
At Mountaindrop company, we go above and beyond to ensure that our products meet the highest standards and that we are constantly updating our procedures to meet the current GMP guidelines. By following GMP guidelines, we are able to provide our customers with the best quality Shilajit products and give them peace of mind when consuming them.