The safety of the consumer is a factor that determines whether a product is given a marketing authorization or not. Here, drugs seem to be the best example. Before being introduced on the market drugs have to satisfy the acceptability criteria, and to make it possible the entire production process has to be consistent with the Good Manufacturing Practices that include the Good Hygiene Practices. GHP are a tool for keeping a facility clean and in order, and for hygiene self-control. Cleaning and disinfection procedures have to be consistent with approved procedures and be conducted for all equipment. The reduction of the number of microorganisms on non-living (disinfection) and living (antiseptics) objects to a safe level is an important preventive measure in the reduction of microbiological impurities, and along with prior cleaning procedures, it is essential to maintain high hygiene standards in the production of drugs.
Products recommended to maintain hygiene in pharmaceutical industry: