SAN CLEMENTE, CA—October 3, 2003—Metagenics, Inc., announced that the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) recently awarded the company Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification and its sterling ‘A’ rating for compliance to its rigorous standards. As the largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry in the United States, the NNFA’s GMP certification program is regarded as the nation’s gold standard of natural product quality. The goal of the NNFA certification program is to ensure that all elements of the company’s manufacturing processes meet specified performance standards on each measure, including quality and disease control, cleanliness and training, receiving and testing of raw materials, and procedures for storage and distribution. In a comprehensive audit conducted by third-party inspectors of Metagenics’ personnel, plants and grounds, sanitation, equipment, quality operations, production and process controls, and warehouse, distribution, and post-distribution practices, the company exceeded the NNFA’s stringent standards to achieve certification.
“Over the last twenty years, Metagenics has continually set the standard for natural product quality, safety, and efficacy to become one of the world’s most trusted providers of premium-quality nutritional products,” said Jeff Katke, Chairman and CEO of Metagenics. “In recognition of the uncompromising efforts of the employees and leadership team at Metagenics, we are proud to have successfully achieved NNFA GMP certification. Many companies may claim they are GMP compliant, but few allocate the financial resources to independently verify their GMP programs and achieve GMP certification.”
Metagenics stands apart as the premier company in the industry—not only making the financial commitment to maintain NNFA GMP certification, but also to develop sophisticated methods of proteomic testing to ensure high quality ingredient selection at its proteomics research laboratory, and to advance clinical research to assess safety and efficacy at its wholly owned and sponsored clinical research center.
Metagenics, a privately held company, was founded in 1983 with the mission to improve health by helping people achieve their genetic potential through nutrition. The company is headquartered in San Clemente, CA, with its world-class Functional Medicine Research Center (FMRC) and manufacturing facility located in Gig Harbor, WA. MetaProteomics™, Metagenics’ vanguard research center in Ithaca, NY, is dedicated to researching and evaluating the effects of natural ingredients on genetic expression and protein activity. With a talent base of over 350 employees worldwide, including a team of nearly 40 highly trained scientists and clinicians, Metagenics is helping to shape the future of the nutraceutical industry. The company is GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified by the NNFA, holds multiple proprietary formula patents, and produces over 400 all-natural, research-based products to optimize health. Committed to innovative product development, research, and continuing practitioner education, Metagenics is the premier formulator and manufacturer of premium-quality nutritional supplements and medical foods sold to healthcare practitioners worldwide. For more information about Metagenics, please visit the company’s Web site at www.metagenics.com.