In this post you’ll find the first in a series of ‘frequently asked questions’ related to the updated EU GMP Annex 16 on QP Certification and Batch Release.
I joined the MHRA as a GMDP Inspector in 2014, and my role involves inspecting domestic and overseas manufacturers, and UK importers. I previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 25 years, where I held a variety of QC and QA roles. I am also eligible to be named as a Qualified Person under the permanent provisions of Directive 2001/83/EC.
Every batch of medicinal product must be certified by a Qualified Person (QP) of the EU manufacturer or importer before being released for sale. The certifying QP takes responsibility for ensuring that each batch has been manufactured and checked in …