A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join members of Mommy Bloggers Philippines in touring Amherst Laboratories, the first and only EU-certified plant in the country, where Unilab products are processed and packaged. I am so happy that I was able to join the plant tour because I saw with my own eyes the care that Unilab puts into processing the medicines that I give my minis.
As they say, for moms, “Hindi pwede ang pwede na!” I totally agree because when it comes to my children, I only want the safest and most effective products available in the market–and one of our trusted medicines when they fall ill with the cough? Pambatang Solmux!
Before our tour started, we gathered in the conference area for light snacks and a quick introduction about Unilab and Amherst Laboratories. We were also briefed about the do’s and don’ts during the tour, what the color coding scheme is all about, as well as how to wear our protective gear. Just from the briefing, I knew how careful they are to keep everything contamination-free in that plant!
Our tour around Amherst Laboratories consisted of two parts. First, we went to the building where they process solid medicines, such as tablets, capsules and creams. Having seen that first area in the plant, I was already convinced that the medicines we take are indeed safe. Each step in the process–from weighing the raw materials to packaging–is carefully watched and rechecked both by humans and machines.
The next part of our tour was the liquids laboratory where liquid medicines are processed. This is where Pambatang Solmux and other medicines and vitamins that my own minis take are made. Unlike the solids plant, however, the liquids plant is operated mainly by machines. There are still people inside the plant to ensure that everything is working smoothly, but less than the number of people in the solids plant.
After our tour, we were treated to a scrumptious lunch spread at Bistro Charlemagne in Solenad 2, where we feasted on some of the most favorite Filipino cuisines with a twist. As you might I have noticed in previous posts, I love Filipino food so I truly enjoyed our meal there!
Once our stomachs were satisfied, our friends from Unilab capped off our tour with a spa treat at Nailaholics, also in Solenad 2. It was a fine tour-ender as we got to relax after a long day of walking around.
What I learned during our plant visit:
Thanks for this opportunity, I was able to see Unilab’s dedication in the process and production of their products so they can deliver quality healthcare. Ngayon, hindi na ako kakaba-kaba pagdating sa pagbigay ng gamot sa mga anak ko!