Novel Ingredient Services has been registered to the NSF International Dietary Supplement Ingredient Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) program. Novel is the first U.S. dietary ingredient supplier, and the second in the world, to receive this supplier-specific facility registration.
NSF International developed the specialized dietary ingredient GMP registration program in 2013. It is an extension of a broader NSF GMP registration program for finished goods manufacturers that has included thousands of ingredient audits and registered hundreds of facilities.
Earning GMP registration from NSF International verifies that Novel’s manufacturing facility has all the cGMP-compliant methods, equipment, and controls in place for producing high-quality dietary supplement ingredients, a necessity in today's regulatory environment. Sourcing dietary supplement ingredients from a NSF GMP-registered facility provides finished-goods manufacturers a competitive advantage by helping them better prepare for rigorous audits and certifications, strengthen oversight on their ingredient suppliers, and ensure higher quality consumer products.
"End-products can only be as good as the ingredients that go into them," said Bob Green, Novel chairman. "Using raw materials from Novel’s NSF GMP-registered facility will give manufacturers true peace of mind that they are meeting or exceeding regulatory requirements."
To obtain NSF Dietary Ingredient GMP Facility Registration, Novel underwent an onsite audit that scrutinized the company’s personnel, physical plant and grounds, equipment, production and process control systems, holding and distribution, records, and recordkeeping. Novel will undergo the complex audit process twice a year to maintain the NSF GMP registration.