Ann Arbor, MI—NSF International (NSF) announced that it has been authorized by theGlobal Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA)to audit and certify GRMA members to the NSF/ANSI 455 GMP standards. The certification program is available to GRMA members manufacturing dietary supplements, cosmetics/personal care products and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. NSF said in a press release that the standards are designed to:
  • Strengthen safety, quality and trust throughout the supply chain.
  • Combine regulatory requirements with retailer quality requirements.
  • Reduce the number of audits and financial costs associated with audits.
“We’ve been involved with the GRMA since its inception and we are very excited to see the harmonization of quality standards and regulatory requirements for greater consumer safety,” said Katie Fillinger, Certification Program Manager at NSF International, in the release. “Whether you are making supplements, personal care products or OTC drugs, independent certification to NSF/ANSI 455 GMP is the best way to demonstrate your commitment to quality and Good Manufacturing Practices.”

GRMA's Allyn Shultis added, “We applaud NSF’s continued commitment to GRMA’s mission. This achievement identifies NSF’s competence and their ability to meet GRMA GMP Certification Program requirements.”
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GRMA members earning GMP certification from NSF will receive a certificate bearing marks from the GRMA, ANAB, and NSF, according to the release. NSF’s GMP certification program is also accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB). The standards include detailed requirements for dietary supplements (NSF/ANSI 455-2), cosmetics/personal care products (NSF/ANSI 455-3) and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs (NSF/ANSI 455-4).