Verdure Sciences’ manufacturing facility in Gujarat, India was recently added to NSF’s NSF/ANSI 455-2 Dietary Supplements Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification. Earning GMP certification from NSF verifies that a manufacturing facility has the proper methods, equipment, facilities, and controls in place to produce dietary supplement products.
“It is crucial to ensure that the dietary ingredients you are consuming are of the highest quality and comply with regulatory requirements, and we appreciate our ongoing partnership with NSF,” said Ashish Kumar, MBA,MSc, Regulatory Compliance Officer at Verdure Sciences®. Kumar went on, “we are dedicated to adhering to Good Manufacturing Practices [GMPs] and have obtained certification from NSF to ensure that we’re in compliance with NSF/ANSI 455-2 standards.” NSF/ANSI 455 are a set of accredited public standards for dietary supplements, cosmetics, and over-the-counter drugs industries. This is an update to the former NSF/ANSI 173 GMPs and “aims to promote safer dietary supplement products for consumers worldwide,” explains NSF’s website. Kumar explained that “these standards provide consistent quality management principles, and meeting these requirements is no small feat, especially with the updated standard. As one of the few organizations that have obtained this GMP certification, we take pride in our commitment to quality, safety and regulatory compliance.”
The NSF/ANSI 455 GMP standards are designed to strengthen safety, quality and trust throughout the supply chain, combine regulatory requirements with retailer quality requirements and reduce the number of audits and financial costs associated with audits. Utilizing GMP guidelines assists companies in developing and maintaining proper controls in their manufacturing process so that products are processed, manufactured and labeled in a consistent manner, and meet quality standards.
“The NSF/ANSI 455 GMP mark indicates that an NSF auditor has audited a facility, checked documents and deemed the facility compliant with GMP regulations for production,” said David Trosin, Managing Director, Global Health Sciences Certification at NSF. “We’re very pleased to grant NSF/ANSI 455 GMP certification to Verdure Sciences’ manufacturing facility.”
Learn more about Verdure Sciences® and NSF Dietary Supplement GMP Certification.
NSF is an independent, global organization that facilitates standards development, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. With operations in 180 countries, NSF is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Water Quality, Food Safety, and Medical Device Safety.
NSF’s health sciences services include training and education, consulting, clinical research, regulatory guidance, corporate compliance and, separately, auditing, GMP and GLP analytical testing, DNA testing, certification and R&D for the pharma biotech, medical device and dietary supplement industries throughout the product lifecycle.