GACP-GMP Operations Categories

Good Agricultural Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices (GACP-GMP) for botanical materials

Botanical agricultural, collection and manufacturing practices have wide-ranging impacts on product quality, native and regional communities and the environment. AHPA's Guidance on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices for Botanical Materials provides a template for small and large growers, harvesters, and processors to implement and document best practices. The guidance and accompanying assessment tools help the industry ensure that herbal raw materials used in consumer products are accurately identified, not adulterated with contaminants that may present a public health risk, and fully conform to all quality characteristics for which they are represented.

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GACP-GMP Operations Categories

Learn which sections of the AHPA GACP-GMP document are applicable to which operations

Published: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The operational categories described in this document are intended to provide direction regarding the sections of the AHPA GACP-GMP document that are applicable to the described operational function(s). Companies may have operations that encompass one or more of these categories and should utilize all sections of the document that may be applicable to their scope of operations. Likewise, companies may undertake only some of the functions described in each GACP-GMP section and should identify those specific elements that are applicable to the scope of their operations.

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