Good Manufacturing Practices

Andrea Marah

The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) is a United States governing body that creates standardized regulations for manufacturing within its regulated facilities. As long as the product in question does not fall under the guidelines of an ingestible product like food and supplements or a drug for treatment of a condition, the FDA does not regulate the manufacturing practices of its production. There are still regulations in place for labeling.

With that said, there are certain expectations even in a home business such as but not limited to:

  • sanitizing work spaces and equipment with a bleach, alcohol, or disinfecting solution
  • protective gear such as masks, gloves, hairnet, long sleeves, close-toed shoes, or apron
  • removing pets and children
  • storing ingredients up off the floor
  • avoiding cross-contamination when possible
  • proper labeling of products

Learn more about the FDA and its regulations at www.fda.gov.