Equipment used in plant cultivation and processing should:
6.1 Be clean, regularly serviced and oiled to ensure good working order and mounted, where applicable, in an easily accessible way. Furthermore, machinery used in fertiliser and pesticide application must be regularly calibrated.
6.2 Those machine parts that are in direct contact with the harvested medicinal plant/herbal drugs, must be cleaned after use to ensure that remaining residue does not result in subsequent cross-contamination.
6.3 The equipment should be made from appropriate materials so that cross-contamination of medicinal plants/herbal drug with chemicals and other non-desirable substances is prevented.