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Thursday, 5 December 1974


Mr Hodges (PETRIE, QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(   1 ) On how many occasions, and on what dates, have the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories been inspected in accordance with the code of good manufacturing practices.

(2)   Have quality control inspectors operating in accordance with the code of good manufacturing practices ever been refused admission to the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories.

(3   ) If so, on how many occasions, and on what dates.


Dr Everingham -The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(   1 ) The Commonwealth Serum Laboratories has had an inspection carried out by the Chief Inspector, National Biological Standards Laboratory in accordance with the Code of Good Manufacturing Practice on six occasions during the last three years.

The dates of these inspections were:

 

(2)   to (3) The Inspector has never been refused admission to the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories.

I would refer the honourable member's attention to a letter from the Acting Director-General of Health to the Editor, the Australian Journal of Pharmacy in July 1973, in which it was stated that the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories is subjected by the Department of Health to the same controls as other manufacturers over its manufacturing and quality control procedures.







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