Testing is not the answer

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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Nanjing Night Net

THERE has been an adage in the pharmaceutical industry since the mid ’70s – “You cannot test quality into a product”.

The popular response to the berry heath issue – test all is not an adequate approach.

Ask the question, test for what? It is biological contamination now, but in the future could be industrial, pesticidal, herbicidal or human contamination.

The testing would be endless, the cost astronomical and a culprit still missed. Quality is built into a product by quality systems at the product source, built around risk analysis and rigidly enforced.

Australian pharma companies work within such a system which is enforced by their quality assurance departments and compliance audited regularly by the Therapeutical Goods Administration.

It works. It’s called the Code of Good Manufacturing and is a model used in food production within Australia.

DR MARK DWYER

Gawler

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