Cognis Nutrition and Health announced that it is one of the first suppliers to achieve Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Registration through NSF International’s Dietary Supplement Certification program for natural vitamin E, phytosterols and CLA (conjugated linoleic acid).
This independent certification confirms that Cognis complies with the FDA’s newly implemented GMPs for dietary supplement manufacturers. Cognis successfully met all of the program requirements for its production facilities in Kankakee, Illinois and Illertissen, Germany.
Cognis holds this registration for three of the top-selling wellness ingredients: Covitol® natural vitamin E, Vegapure® natural phytosterols, and Tonalin® CLA.
“This registration provides an invaluable benefit for our dietary supplement customers,” said David Hessler, Quality Assurance Leader, Cognis Nutrition & Health. “As a world leader in supplying the finest health-enhancing ingredients, Cognis has taken the initiative to complete this rigorous process to ultimately make GMP conformance easier for Dietary Supplement manufacturers by making sure we’re in compliance so they are as well. As a result of our affirmed compliance, this certification will help our customers eliminate the need for costly and time-consuming plant audits.”
Mr. Hessler explained that international businesses will be especially interested in this registration. “We are now pleased to offer our existing and potential global customers certification from an unbiased third party which clearly demonstrates that Cognis is compliant to the FDA’s defined GMPs for Dietary Supplements.”