Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)


Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s).

The FDA ensures the quality of food and drug products by monitoring manufacturers’ compliance with its Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) Regulations. These practices ensure the quality and safety of products by establishing and maintaining FDA compliant procedures to ensure food is safe and has been prepared, packed and stored under hygienic conditions. From the time raw materials enter a facility to when finished product leaves the plant, all food manufacturers must comply with cGMP regulations to be compliant with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and other food safety and quality standards. CGMP’s are considered prerequisites – they are audited by regulating bodies and must be in place in any food manufacturing facility.

cGMP Compliance and Training.

Missouri Enterprise’s Food Safety experts will review and assess your current cGMP’s and help identify, document and implement changes to ensure your food manufacturing and processing facility achieves and maintains full compliance.  Our Project Managers conduct cGMP Training programs designed to “train-the-trainer” so your internal management and supervision team members have the knowledge and tools they need to maintain cGMP at your facility.  We also help train employees at all levels to understand and comply with their cGMP responsibilities.  Training classes can be scheduled to work with your needs, and include instruction on the key elements of effective cGMP implementation.

  • Core components, requirements and best practices to achieve cGMP compliance within the food and beverage industry.
  • Preparedness for FDA and third-party cGMP inspections.
  • Effective investigator interaction so your organization can anticipate inspection focuses instead of just reacting to non-compliance citations.
  • Participants will learn regulations and practices of the revised cGMP’s as designated by the final rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food.
  • Systemic implementation of cGMP’s throughout your organization to ensure sanitary and processing requirements are met.
  • Participants receive a certificate of successful completion for the course after passing a written test.

Key Elements of cGMP’s.

  • Documented operating procedures and training instructions.
  • Adherence to written procedures and instructions.
  • Accurate, timely documentation for compliance and traceability.
  • Validation and verification that cGMPs are doing what they are designed to do.
  • Proper equipment and system designs.
  • Proper equipment and facility maintenance.
  • Defenses against product contamination.
  • Regular audits and compliance checks.


Contact your local Missouri Enterprise Area Business Manager to learn about cGMP compliance and training for your food manufacturing facility.