Wai Natural’s products are made in a facility that follows Good Manufacturing Practices. What exactly does that mean? GMPs are regulations enforced by the FDA to ensure the quality of the final product and the safety of the consumer. GMPs ensure that systems are in place that ensures the proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities. The FDA has a total of eight categories of GMPs as summarized below.
PERSONNEL: People who work in manufacturing facilities that produce products for human consumption must maintain a high level of cleanliness and conform to hygienic practices. This includes wearing suitable clothing and protective gear (like hairnets and gloves), washing hands thoroughly and frequently, and being free of abnormal microbial contamination.
PLANT AND GROUNDS: The grounds must be kept in a condition that will prevent contamination of the products being produced. This includes the proper storage of equipment and the removal of litter and wastes. The facility must also be constructed and maintained in such a manner as to facilitate sanitary operations and easy maintenance. This includes handling the product during its manufacture, processing, packing, and storage in such a way as to minimize the possibly of contamination. It also includes providing adequate lighting and ventilation.
SANITARY OPERATIONS: The physical facilities must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and kept in repair. Cleaning compounds and sanitizing agents must be free from undesirable microorganisms. Pest control must be strictly enforced and the use of pesticides is permitted only under strict precautions and restrictions to protect against the contamination of the produced products. All surfaces that come into contact with the product being produced should be cleaned as frequently as necessary to protect against cross-contact and contamination.
SANITARY FACILITIES AND CONTROLS: There must be an adequate water supply. Plumbing must be of adequate size and design for the facilities. Sewage must be disposed of into an adequate sewerage system. Employees must be provided with toilet facilities and hand-washing facilities. Trash is stored and disposed of in such a way as to minimize the potential for the waste to become a source of contamination.
EQUIPMENT AND UTENSILS: All equipment and utensils used in the manufacturing, processing, packing, or storage of the product must be designed to be cleanable, to avoid contamination of the product, to be easily accessed for the purposes of cleaning, to have corrosion-resistant surfaces, to have surfaces made of nontoxic materials, and to be maintained in such a manner as to prevent contamination of the product being produced. Freezers and other cold-storage compartments must be fitted with a thermometer. Instruments used for measuring, regulating, or recording temperatures, pH, acidity, water, or other conditions that control or prevent the growth of undesirable microorganisms must be accurate and precise and adequately maintained.
PROCESSES AND CONTROLS: Facility should use quality control operations to ensure that the product is suitable for human consumption. All operations should be conducted with adequate sanitation principles. Any product that has become contaminated should be rejected and discarded. Chemical and microbial tests should be performed to identify possible contamination. Handle raw materials in such a way as to prevent cross-contact and contamination of other materials. Handle work-in-process and rework in a manner that protects against contamination. Maintain all equipment and utensils by appropriate cleaning and sanitizing. Take all possible steps to avoid cross-contact of different products and to prevent contamination.
WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION: Store and transport the product under conditions that will protect against cross-contact and against biological, chemical (including radiological), and physical contamination as well as to protect against deterioration of the product and its packaging.
DEFECT ACTION LEVELS: The manufacturer, processor, packer, and holder of product must utilize quality control operation at all times that reduce natural or unavoidable defects to the lowest level currently feasible. If a product is inadvertently mixed with another product then that product is adulterated and must be destroyed.
Because Wai Natural uses facilities that follow Good Manufacturing Processes, you can be sure you are purchasing a high quality product free from contamination! Purchase a bottle of CBD oil or Hemp oil today with the peace of mind you deserve.