Good Production Practices

GOOD PRODUCTION PRACTICES (GPP) are required by Health Canada.
How do you design for compliance AND have the right flow for your business?
Get ahead of Health Canada and changing regulations. Talk to Q&C about GPP.

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Q&C can help you get where you need to be, while helping you manage your costs and timelines effectively. Q&C can also help you implement and manage the transition from GPP to GMP, a requirement for exporting to the EU and Australia.

Procedures (SOPs) and Forms

Every organization who is following GPP and GMP must have Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Q&C creates action based, relevant and easy to follow SOPs using templates that we can tailor and/or develop to meet the needs of the organization. Working with your subject matter expert (SME), Q&C can help reduce the SME stress and workload as SMEs are not necessarily technical writers. Technical writing is about creating usable documentation. Q&C does this efficiently and simply reducing errors and confusion about the process leveraging years of pharmaceutical experience developing quality manuals that are easy to read, understand and work together effectively.

Quality Assurance Person (QAP) services

Every cannabis producer must have an established QAP (Quality Assurance Person). Q&C consultants have the education, training, and experience needed to be your QAP, on site and/or remote (within two hours). You can save costs by using a Q&C as your QAP rather than hiring a full time resource. Q&C can support you as your QA needs fluctuate with each stage of the changing workload including QAP mentoring. It is plug and play and we know how to do this seamlessly with over 20+ years experience in pharma and natural health products.

Site Planning and Commissioning

Let us help you verify your site design, materials and layout to establish effective, safe and compliant producton, packaging, labelling and testing. We use appropriate Health Canada consideratons when making our assessment.

Good Production Practices (GPP) Training

Training Q&C has training for all levels of the organization from the executive to the quality group to supporting stakeholders that needs to understand GPP and/or GMP. We develop the content that is appropriate for the audience AND meet regulatory expectations. The best training is when the attendee understands the reason behind the concepts. We explain the concepts and implications if not followed correctly.

Technology Transfer – Proof of concept through to Full-Scale Production

Q&C helps R&D organizations to take the next step, and transfer their analytical and production know-how from pilot into full-scale production. Our services help you manage the relevant Health Canada requirements.

Seed to Sale Tracking/IT System Validation

Based on your company needs and relevant Health Canada requirements, our experts will assist you to identify what your system needs to do, plan and deploy the system, and qualify and validate the system for intended use.

Product Complaints and Adverse Reaction Reporting

Consistent with the relevant Health Canada requirements, Q&C ensures that product quality complaints are effectively recorded and investigated, and manages Health Canada interactions.

Facility and Equipment

Q&C can help you do design and selection of your cannabis facility. We can help qualify equipment to ensure consistent results and reduce risk of cross contamination. Q&C can develop with the client an appropriate preventative maintenance program for the facility and equipment. Sanitation practices are key, and we can design a sanitation program that works for dedicated or multi use equipment.