Manufacture of Veterinary Chemicals (Good Manufacturing Practice)
Veterinary chemical products are subject to a registration process that requires them to be fit for their intended use and to not place treated animals or users at risk due to inadequate safety, quality or efficacy. Veterinary chemical products must be manufactured in such a way that they comply with their registered particulars and that there is batch-to-batch consistency.
The ultimate responsibility for attaining these quality objectives lies with senior management, but their attainment also requires the participation and commitment of all staff, at all levels, within the manufacturing organisation. In order to achieve these objectives, the manufacturer must have in place a comprehensively designed, adequately resourced and correctly implemented system of quality assurance, incorporating the principles of good manufacturing practice (GMP).
View the Australian Code of Good Manufacturing Practice for Veterinary Chemical Products (PDF, 507kb) and the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Instrument No 1 (Manufacturing Principles) 2007 (ComLaw).
The APVMA operates two programs that monitor industry compliance with manufacturing quality standards and GMP:
- The Manufacturers’ Licensing Scheme for veterinary products manufactured in Australia and
- The Overseas GMP Scheme for veterinary products manufactured overseas.
Good Manufacturing Practice
- Manufacture of veterinary chemicals
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