GMP Certification for small businesses from SLSI
The SLSI (Sri Lanka Standards Institution) and the Ministry of Science and Technology have taken another step forward toward the development of small entrepreneurs in the country.
In this context 12 small business units will be receiving the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certification from the Minister of Science and Technology Professor Tissa Vitarana on July 10.
The SLSI currently operates 10 certification schemes (for both products and management systems) of which GMP is one scheme. GMP certification is granted to manufacturing or service systems of organizations to certify that they engage with good manufacturing practices in their manufacturing or service processes according to a Standard Code of Practice related to their business. GMP certification is recommended by SLSI mostly to small businesses where other stringent systems are not affordable or product standards are yet to be published for product certification.
The 12 companies who will be receiving this certification engage in different business including manufacturing of lime pickle, rasam, goraka paste, dodol, dried string hoppers, dried vegetables, yoghurt, seeni sambal, mushroom, manioc chips, banana chips, chillie powder, kirala jam and drinks, peanut toffee, coconut oil, herbal tea and ready to serve fruit drinks.