Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance Ltd (LRQA) provides a world class assessment and certification service in Quality Management Systems and Environmental Management Systems backed by expertise and training from its Training Services business.
Typically organizations find that management systems that have been audited and approved by an impartial and accredited third party assessor are given increased credibility and guaranteed reliability. Approval of VEMO’s management system by LRQA is an endorsement which is respected around the world.
LRQA is a subsidiary of Lloyd’s Register (LR) the world’s premier ship classification society, and a leading independent technical inspection, certification and advisory organisation.
In September 2014 LRQA published on their webpage the following news:
LRQA successfully certified Vemo 99 Ltd. (the first company in Bulgaria) according to the GMP + B3 standard (2007). GMP + B3 is a standard for good manufacturing practices for animal additives. Congratulations for the successful certification of Vemo 99 Ltd., which will enable the company to conquer new markets. (http://www.lrqa.bg/news/250813-gmp-b3-2007.aspx)
Good manufacturing practice guidelines provide guidance for manufacturing, testing, and quality assurance in order to ensure that a manufactured product is safe for human consumption or use. Many countries have legislated that manufacturers follow GMP procedures and create their own GMP guidelines that correspond with their legislation.
All guideline follows a few basic principles:
Manufacturing facilities must maintain a clean and hygienic manufacturing area.
Manufacturing facilities must maintain controlled environmental conditions in order to prevent cross-contamination from adulterants and allergens that may render the product unsafe for human consumption or use.
Manufacturing processes must be clearly defined and controlled. All critical processes are validated to ensure consistency and compliance with specifications.
Manufacturing processes must be controlled, and any changes to the process must be evaluated. Changes that affect the quality of the drug are validated as necessary.
Instructions and procedures must be written in clear and unambiguous language using good documentation practices.
Operators must be trained to carry out and document procedures.
Records must be made, manually or electronically, during manufacture that demonstrate that all the steps required by the defined procedures and instructions were in fact taken and that the quantity and quality of the food or drug was as expected. Deviations must be investigated and documented.
Records of manufacture (including distribution) that enable the complete history of a batch to be traced must be retained in a comprehensible and accessible form.
Any distribution of products must minimize any risk to their quality.
A system must be in place for recalling any batch from sale or supply.
Complaints about marketed products must be examined, the causes of quality defects must be investigated, and appropriate measures must be taken with respect to the defective products and to prevent recurrence.
VEMO has been GMP certified for many years. All that gives us the confidence to meet market requirements with high quality products that bring significant economic effect for our clients. VEMO following GMP guidelines ensures products are consistently produced and controlled according to international quality standards.