When is Necessary a Change Control Request?

When is necessary a Change Control

 

In this article, you will learn when is necessary a Change Control Request.

A change control request is needed whenever a change is introduced to the established GMP procedures, batch record instructions, specifications, equipment settings, validated process, material, or product.  More specifically, a change control request is recommended if the proposed internal change adds, modify, or remove any of the following:

  • Specification criteria for raw materials, internally/externally manufactured components, or internally/externally finished products
  • Packaging or labeling information, processes, or materials.
  • The shelf life of raw material, components, or finished products
  • Process parameters
  • Tools or consumables (i.e. wipes, gloves, shoe covers, etc.)
  • Equipment or equipment settings
  • Qualified cleanrooms
  • Cleaning processes of the manufacturing environment or manufacturing equipment
  • Facilities or utilities
  • Locations for manufacturing, testing, sterilization, or warehousing
  • Environmental conditions of manufacturing, testing, or storage,
  • Control of monitoring processes for the manufacturing, testing, storage, or distribution environment
  • Suppliers or external manufacturers
  • Line re-configuration as it relates to operators changing from a seated to standing position, updates to line and station layouts or re-sequencing of process steps
  • Throughput time as it relates to changes to the material storage time between processes
  • Product handling techniques as it relates to material storage and conveyance
  • Working with multiple lots at different stations
  • Layouts in areas of product handling like manufacturing and warehouse
  • Any change that can potentially impact form, fit or function and the quality of the product.
  • Changes related to supplied items, raw material, components, or finished products in regards to:
    • manufacturing or assembly processes
    • control or monitoring processes
    • cleaning processes
    • product handling
    • inspection or release processes
    • configuration check inspections
    • sample size or sampling plans
    • method of testing (e.g. physical, analytical, microbiological)
    • packaging or labeling processes
    • sterilization process
    • storage, shipment, or distribution processes

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REFERENCES:

For more information about when is necessary a Change Control Request, refer to:

STATUTORY AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS

The Guidance for Industry Quality Systems Approach to Pharmaceutical CGMP Regulations describes the importance of this topic in the following reference: httpss://www.fda.gov/media/71023/download

It is a systematic approach to proposing, evaluating, approving, implementing, and reviewing changes (ICH Q10)

For more information about when is necessary a Change Control Request, refer to:

httpss://www.fda.gov/media/118202/download

httpss://www.fda.gov/media/85273/download

QS Regulation and Guidance • Quality System Regulation and Preamble

www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=820&showFR=1

www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/PostmarketRequirements/QualitySystemsRegulations/ucm230127.htm

Inspection Guide – Pages 8, 15, 21, 22 and 23

httpss://www.fda.gov/ICECI/Inspections/InspectionGuides/ucm074899.htm

Guide to Inspections of Quality Systems [Quality System Inspection Technique (QSIT)]

www.fda.gov/iceci/inspections/inspectionguides/ucm074883.htm

Ramon Cayuela, MS, BS, Chemical Engineering

Ramon Cayuela, MS, BS, Chemical Engineering

CIQA President and CEO.
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