Recalls of Therapeutic Goods

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Course duration: Allow 3 to 5 hours to complete this course.

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Recalls of pharmaceutical products and medical devices are not uncommon, and Regulatory Authorities expect manufacturing personnel to be trained and prepared to implement a recall quickly (if required).

  • This course covers industry requirements, standards and guidelines for “Recalls of Therapeutic Goods”.
  • This online GMP eLearning course, covering medicinal product recall regulations, is a useful addition to any medicinal product industry training program/GMP training program.
  • It is suitable for pharmaceutical industry personnel, medical device industry personnel, and Regulatory Compliance Inspectors/Government Authorities.

This recalls course is suitable for a worldwide audience.

The course includes PIC/S guidance (global standards for managing product recalls), with additional recall guidance obtained from the FDA, TGA, MHRA, EMA, other Regulatory Authorities and industry standards organisations.

Requirements for Recalls of Therapeutic Products

This certificate GMP training course for Recalls of Therapeutic Products is ideally suited for:

  • Pharmaceutical industry personnel
  • Medical device manufacturing personnel
  • Operations managers and business owners
  • Medical device quality assurance teams and device maintenance or testing managers
  • Auditors and GMP Compliance Inspectors
  • Quality Team Leaders and Quality Management Associates
  • The Authorised Person (also known as ‘Responsible Person’ or ‘Qualified Person’ responsible for batch certification and release)
  • Pharmacovigilance teams or contractors
  • Logistics Managers including Pharmaceutical Distribution Contractors
  • Other personnel working in a GMP/cGMP environment
    • Product managers
    • Laboratory testing personnel
    • Operations Managers/Department Managers
    • Customer service/sales representatives
    • Administrative officers and contact personnel
    • Distribution/logistics personnel

Online training: Medical Device & Pharmaceutical Product Recalls

Why is training in recall preparedness important?

  • At times, serious quality defects (deviations or non-conformances) are only discovered after a medicinal product is released to the market.
  • Depending on the defect scenario and product risks, non-conforming products may necessitate a recall.
  • Inspectors also generally evaluate recall preparedness when conducting a regulatory compliance audit and expect your team to be trained in implementing recalls.
Risks of Defective Products/Therapeutic Goods
  • There are numerous risks with defective products and/or with recall implementation (risks to patients/consumers, the company, its distributors and its employees).
  • Recalls of therapeutic products must therefore be carefully managed, in accordance with internal recall procedures, PIC/S GMP guidelines, and national laws, in order to minimise risks to patients and consumers (or with veterinary medicines, to minimise risks to animals/pets).

GMP Regulations for Recalls & Recall Training

Recalls pharmaceuticals/medicines, medical devices and other therapeutic goods

Preparing your team to implement recalls of therapeutic goods is an important component of your Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS) and personnel training program for GMP compliance.

  • Even when a recall of your product type is unlikely, your team must be prepared to manage a recall situation or other product defect crisis.
  • When a recall is called for:
    • GMP employees must know who to contact (internally and externally), and when.
    • Your recall procedures must be up-to-date and effective.
    • Recall procedures must include in-hours and out-of-hours communication protocols and contact information.
    • Public notification protocols & national laws must be followed in each distribution region/Regulatory Authority jurisdiction.
    • Not all product types are handled the same way; recall classes have an impact on recall procedures (e.g. Class I, Class II, and Class III recalls).
Recall Procedures should form part of your Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS) or Medical Device Quality Management System (QMS).

Completing this Certificate GMP training course in product recall processes/recall management will help your team learn what’s generally expected by Regulators in terms of:

This online GMP training course will answer common FAQs about recalls of therapeutic goods (medicines and medical devices). The article on benefits/regulatory expectations for conducting periodic mock recalls of medicines and medical devices is also recommended reading.

This training course covers:

  • Various product recall scenarios and industry guidance
  • Recall communication requirements
  • The importance of establishing effective recall procedures and of up-to-date personnel training in recall procedures
  • Industry guidelines and case studies of pharmaceutical product recalls and medical device recalls

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Medical Device & Pharmaceutical Recalls: Guidelines

Content in this eLearning course (Recalls of Therapeutic Goods) will help learners answer the following questions:

  • What are the regulatory requirements for implementing recalls of therapeutic goods (e.g., recalls of medicines, medical devices, veterinary medicines, and other products)?
  • What steps are involved in planning and implementing a recall of a medicinal product or medical device?
  • What types of quality defects (or suspected tampering) could lead to a recall scenario?
  • Do recall procedures vary for different types of pharmaceutical products or implanted medical devices?
  • Do you need to notify the Regulatory Authority before you take a recall action or do you notify customers first?
  • Will your recall lead to supply chain shortages that the Regulatory Authority needs to consider?
  • Does the Consumer Protection Agency need to be involved?
FDA-recall-guidance-PICS-TGA-URPTG- Learn about recalls of products in a GMP environment in this comprehensive online course.

This fully online Certificate GMP training course covers product recalls of various pharmaceutical product types and medical devices. In addition to the latest PIC/S guidance for Recalls and Rapid Alerts, this course includes pharmaceutical product recall guidance from several Competent Authorities, as well as product-specific recall guidance publications.

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recall-ready-tga-fda-CFR21-7-806 Recall guidance in this course includes PIC/S PE 009-17 as well as guidance from Regulatory Authorities such as:
  • EU EMA medicinal product recall guidance
  • US FDA medicinal product recall guidance
  • Australian TGA medicinal product recall guidance
  • UK MHRA medicinal product recall guidance



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“Recalls of Therapeutic Products” (Compliance Training)

This online Certificate training course includes information on the following aspects of a recall:

  • Product-specific recall guidance
    • Including requirements for recalling biological products and/or blood-based products or plasmas
    • Recall guidance based on recall classification (recall class), type, and level
    • US FDA guidance on recalls of therapeutic goods – 21 CFR, Chapter 7 (Enforcement policy)
    • FDA Guidance for the industry – Product Recalls, Including Removals and Corrections
    • Guidance for recalls or corrections of Medical Devices as in 21 CFR Part 806, 21 CFR Part 810
    • 21 CFR Part 211 for Finished Pharmaceutical Products
  • Examples of regulatory guidance for recall notifications and rapid alerts:
      • PIC/S recall guidance
      • Rapid Alert Systems Guidance
      • Crisis management in situations of tampering or counterfeit products
      • Regional guidance from various Regulatory Authorities including the EMA, FDA, MHRA, and TGA
  • Other helpful recall guidance publications discussed in this course include:
    • The TGA’s URPTG (Uniform Recall Procedure for Therapeutic Goods)
    • Example guidelines from Regulatory Authorities such as the FDA, TGA, MHRA, EU/EMA



Earn your GMP training certificate in “Recalls of Therapeutic Goods” to add to other GMP education topics.

This Recalls of Therapeutic Products training course is ideal to complete along with the Complaints Management course, the Deviations and Non-Conformances Management course, and the CAPA systems training course.

Learn what’s required for therapeutic goods product recall procedures!

GMP compliance training course on pharmaceutical product recall procedures, veterinary medicine recalls, and medical device recalls – including FDA recalls and TGA recalls (case studies).

Our Certificate GMP training courses are available to complete entirely online in an interactive eLearning format.

This course will help personnel understand common questions relating to product recalls of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, such as:

  • How do product recall procedures fit into a Pharmaceutical Quality System (PQS) or other Quality Management System (QMS)?
  • Which scenarios can lead to recalls of therapeutic products such as pharmaceuticals, diagnostic kits, or medical devices?
  • Are most therapeutic product recalls voluntary (initiated by the manufacturer)?
  • Or are they mandated by the Regulatory Authority, such as the TGA or FDA?
  • What’s required when planning for a recall for a medicine or medical device?
  • What do regulators expect in terms of ‘mock recalls’ (simulated recalls)?
  • Who do you notify, and when, if you detect a product defect that poses a serious risk to public health and safety (or animal health and safety?) When is a media release required?
  • Are there different recall requirements for specific types of products such as vaccines, blood products, medical devices, heart devices (pacemakers), and other therapeutic goods?
  • What do you need to submit to the Competent Authority/Regulatory Authority when preparing a product recall action plan?
  • Do consumer protection agencies need to be involved?
  • Which product quality issues may necessitate a recall? (e.g. defects, complaints, out-of-specification results, etc.)

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The course provides learners with PIC/S cGMP guidance including internationally accepted standards and regulatory guidance for managing recalls due to product defects or other serious quality issues.

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  • Note: one learner, one cGMP course completion Certificate per course purchase.
  • The learner will have 12 months’ access to the course.
  • Successful completion of the Final Assessment (online) gives learners a downloadable online training certificate of completion for this topic.

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GMP Training Course Benefits:

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  • The training course will assist personnel in understanding Regulatory expectations for therapeutic product recalls, including documentation requirements, investigations, root cause analysis, CAPA, and customer and supplier notification requirements.
  • This course will assist personnel who may be involved with product recalls to understand regulatory expectations; and can help you establish a more GMP-compliant culture in your organisation.

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