01 June 2010 17:36 [Source: ICIS news]
BARCELONA (ICIS news)--Belgian chemical company Solvay will start a selective distribution policy for its healthcare business from 1 January 2012, it announced on Tuesday at the European Association of Chemical Distributors (FECC) annual congress in Barcelona, Spain.
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"We will stop supplying distributors that do not comply with recognised industry standards after this date," said Soudan.
These standards include good manufacturing practice (GMP), good trade and distribution practices (GTDP), hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) and European Single Assessment Document (ESAD) II.
Solvay´s healthcare business serves four main sectors: cosmetics, pharmaceutical excipients, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and chemicals for medical devices.
Soudan explained that the move was aimed at better managing the risks of handling its products throughout the supply chain.
The FECC congress concludes Wednesday 2 June.
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