Validation, Verification and Monitoring - Comply With Regulatory Requirements

This White Paper gives guidance on the essential processes of validation, verification, and routine performance monitoring for in-line product inspection equipment. It is primarily aimed at Quality Managers and Production Managers in food manufacturing organizations, although manufacturers in other industries may also find it relevant.

The terms validation, verification, and routine performance monitoring are often used interchangeably, creating confusion within organizations and across industries because people interpret and use them in different ways. In fact, each term is a distinct process that has a clear purpose and role to play at different points within the equipment lifecycle. It is important to understand the purpose of each process to make sure that validation, verification and routine performance monitoring tests are performed to comply with regulatory requirements; particularly where the equipment is designated as a Critical Control Point (CCP).

The white paper focuses on the following areas in detail:

  • Definitions of Key Terminology
  • What are the compliance requirements?
  • What are the validation procedures?
  • What are the verification procedures?
  • What are the routine performance monitoring procedures?
  • Supplier Support

A final section on recommended reading has been included for readers wanting more in-depth information on the topics highlighted within this white paper.