Ann Arbor, MI – NSF International today announced that Edward Wyszumiala has been appointed general manager of NSF’s Dietary Supplements, Functional Foods and Athletic Banned Substances Certification programs. The new appointment comes at a crucial time as recent media articles on steroids reinforce the need for increased testing and certification of supplements and nutritional products.
Leveraging his years of experience in the dietary supplements and nutraceuticals industry, Wyszumiala will oversee all of NSF’s Dietary Supplements programs. This includes playing a key role in the overall expansion of NSF’s Athletic Banned Substances program, a program recommended by Major League Baseball, the National Football League, and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, to minimize the risk that a dietary supplement or sports nutrition product contains banned substances.
Most recently, Wyszumiala served as the Account Manager for NSF's Dietary Supplement programs, where he led the development and implementation of integrated sales strategies and certification initiatives to meet clients’ increasing needs. He also managed quality assurance policies for NSF’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) program.
Prior to his appointment at NSF, Wyszumiala was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Graminex, a leading manufacturer of botanical products. As COO, he was in charge of Graminex’s international pharmaceutical and nutraceutical operations and the expansion of these services into new markets including South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
“In his new position, Ed will play a key role in positioning NSF’s certification and GMP programs as solutions for dietary supplement and sports nutrition manufacturers that produce quality products,” said Kristen Holt, NSF senior vice president. "With the increasing number of news stories on steroids present in supplements, certification and testing is more important than ever. As an independent certification organization, NSF will continue to make sure manufacturers certified by NSF follow good manufacturing practices and meet all certification requirements to ease the public’s as well as athletes’ concerns."
Background on NSF’s Dietary Supplements Certification Programs
NSF International is an independent, not-for-profit organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) to provide GMP registration as well as dietary supplements, functional foods and sports nutrition product certification. NSF also developed and maintains the only accredited American National Standard for dietary supplements - NSF/ANSI Standard 173.
For more information on NSF’s Dietary Supplements Programs, please visit http://www.nsf.org/business/dietary_supplements/index.asp or email [email protected].
NSF's Dietary Supplement Programs include:
- Athletic Banned Substances Certification
- NFL/NFLPA Supplement Certification
- Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Registration
- One Step Ahead GMP Registration Program
- GMP 9000 (GMP + ISO 9001 Registration)
- GMP for Sport™ Registration (GMP + Athletic Banned Substances)
- Ingredient Certification
About NSF International: NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect you by certifying products and writing standards for food, water 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, organic certification provided by Quality Assurance International and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education.