Other “good manufacturing practice” alternative references, created by membership organisations, are much less restrictive and do not give the right to sell petroleum jellies as API’s.
In France, the competent authority is ANSM (National Agency for the Security of Medicines and Health Products), previously AFSSAPS (French Agency for the Sanitary Security of Health Products). This agency delivers the GMP certificate and conducts regular inspections to validate the certification.
Highly demanding provisions
This quality referential is based on risk management (security and quality). It takes into account the traceability of the product, the qualification of the installations, the control procedures, complete documentation for all procedures and analytic methods, etc.
The Aiglon group respects the quality criteria in all services, whether this is purchasing, sales administration, manufacturing, control analysing or shipments.
All raw materials and finish products are identified and analysed according to written procedures, and followed through by quality trained staff.
GMP implies hygiene practices and organisation at all levels. Their implementation requires significant financial and human resources from the company.