Ann Arbor, MI and Forsyth, MO - NSF International announced today that National Enzyme Company (NEC) is among the first manufacturing facilities to receive Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Sport™ Registration, a new program that minimizes the risk that sports nutrition products contain banned substances.
NSF’s GMP for Sport™ Program provides manufacturers, such as NEC, with a means to build brand credibility for their customers, while increasing market presence among finished product companies. NEC’s GMP for Sport™ registration verifies that NEC complies with cGMPs – guidelines that provide procedures to assure the product produced has the identity, strength, composition, quality, and purity that it is represented to possess.
"NEC applauds NSF for their commitment to the dietary supplement industry in providing programs such as the GMP registration and most recently the GMP for Sport™ registration," said JoAnn Peterson, director of quality assurance. "By participating in these programs, we know our customers can be confident that products and services we offer are of the highest quality. It takes the dedication of each and every individual at NEC to insure all steps in our process, from purchase of raw materials to shipment of finished goods, remain within the high standards developed and monitored by NSF."
To obtain GMP for Sport™ registration, NEC completed and will continue to comply with all of the following program requirements:
Two annual GMP for Sport™ audits – Ensures ongoing conformance to GMP requirements.
Manufacturer affidavits – Validates that manufacturers do not source, purchase or inventory any component contained on the banned substances list as identified by the World Anti-Doping Agency, the National Football League (NFL), the NFL Players Association, the National Hockey League Players’ Association, Major League Baseball (MLB) and the MLB Players Association.
Active ingredient supplier affidavits – Required for suppliers that participate in the NSF Certified for Sport™ Program.
GMP compliance – Outlined in Section 8 of NSF/ANSI Standard 173 for Dietary Supplements, GMPs verify that guidelines exist for the following processes:
-plant and grounds maintenance/sanitation
-sourcing and traceability
-equipment design and maintenance
-quality assurance issues
-raw material traceability & sourcing.
"National Enzyme Company has been GMP registered by NSF since 2002," said Lori Bestervelt, NSF Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. "Their recent GMP for Sport™ registration further demonstrates their dedication to excellence to the entire sports nutrition community."
For complying with all requirements of the NSF GMP for Sport™ Program, NEC has been issued a plaque and is listed on the NSF website at http://www.nsf.org/Certified/GMP/Listings.asp?Program=306GMP. NEC may also use the NSF GMP for Sport™ mark in advertising and collateral materials: www.nsf.org/business/newsroom/images/gmp_sport.jpg.
In addition to the GMP for Sport™ Program, NSF offers an athletic banned substances certification program, also known as Certified for Sport™ The program includes label content verification, a facility inspection and annual testing to protect against adulteration and identify unauthorized substances in the finished product or ingredients. For more information about the program, please visit http://www.nsf.org/business/athletic_banned_substances/ or email [email protected].
About NEC: Since 1932, National Enzyme Company has been the leader in nutritional enzyme technology (http://www.nationalenzyme.com ). From research and development to marketing support, NEC provides manufacturers and distributors worldwide with a comprehensive nutritional enzyme package. Utilizing current technology in production, NEC is capable of handling all customers’ needs. NEC adheres to strict NSF and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) certified GMPs, including precision blending, encapsulating, labeling and full-service bottling. The manufacturing staff at National Enzyme Company brings unmatched expertise and experience to work every day.
About NSF International: NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect you by certifying products and writing standards for food, water, air and consumer goods (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Additional services include safety audits for the food and water industries, management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd., organic certification provided by Quality Assurance International and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education.
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