Mineral Resources International, Inc. Receives NSF International GMP Certification

Mineral Resources International, Inc. (MRI), a dietary supplement manufacturer and ingredient supplier of premium, all-natural minerals harvested from Utah’s Great Salt Lake, announced today that it has received Good Manufacturing Practices or GMP certification from NSF International.

“I am so pleased that we have reached such an important goal,” said Kris McDonald, MRI’s Quality Assurance Director and Laboratory Manager. “GMP certification with a company as prestigious as NSF International is a great honor and accomplishment. NSF International is recognized by the FDA and government agencies around the world as a leading expert in independent cGMP audits and product safety including the dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industry. We have always known that the manufacturing processes at MRI are exceptional, and now we have the certification to document it."

MRI has been operating under cGMP regulations and is GMP certified by the state of Utah, where MRI is based. MRI obtained certification from NSF International validating that MRI complies with the new cGMP guidelines established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that take effect in June 2009 for mid-size dietary supplement manufacturers. MRI, including its facility, standard operating procedures, process controls and finish product controls, were audited and certified as a dietary supplement manufacturer, which is an important distinction. Some dietary supplement marketing/distribution companies claim to be GMP certified, yet have their products manufactured by a contract manufacturer meaning that the GMP certification they advertise may not apply to the manufacture of the products they sell. MRI manufactures all of the products it sells, so it can maintain strict oversight and adherence to quality.

Bruce Anderson, President/CEO of MRI stated, “Furthermore, above and beyond the new NSF GMP certification, MRI has taken many steps to assure consumers of the safety and quality of MRI’s products. MRI conducts rigorous testing in its in-house laboratory assaying minerals for potency, purity and safety including heavy metals analysis. Our minerals pass the U.S. Food Chemicals Codex’s heavy metals safety test, and MRI is the only manufacturer harvesting minerals from Utah’s Great Salt Lake to achieve GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status. MRI conducts business in several international countries, and we meet the requirements set by other governments and markets including that MRI’s products are free from genetically modified, irradiated, and ethylene-oxide- or EtO- treated ingredients.”

To obtain a copy of the certificate or to learn more about MRI’s premium dietary supplements and mineral concentrate ingredients, please e-mail Val Anderson, [email protected] for domestic/U.S. inquiries, or Matthew Anderson, [email protected], for international inquiries or call 800.731.7866.

About Mineral Resources International, Inc.:
Founded through a parent company formed in 1969 by the Anderson family, Mineral Resources International, Inc. (MRI) (www.mineralresourcesint.com) specializes in developing, manufacturing, and distributing noteworthy nutritional supplements in liquid, tablet, and powder delivery forms, integrating naturally occurring minerals and trace minerals harvested from Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Through its close relationship with NorthShore Limited Partnership, its exclusive supplier and the only government-inspected, food-grade, solar evaporation mineral harvester on the Great Salt Lake, MRI goes to great lengths to ensure an all-natural, GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) premium mineral and trace mineral product while maintaining consistent standardization, concentration, and balance in each lot. MRI manufactures a complete line of innovative dietary supplements ranging from multi-vitamins to targeted nutritional formulas using all-natural ionic minerals. In addition, MRI provides a complete portfolio of natural ionic mineral ingredients for use in supplements, functional beverages and foods. MRI’s products are sold worldwide through a variety of distribution channels including natural products and specialty retail stores, salons and estheticians, and natural health care practitioners.

About NSF International:
NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps consumers 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.

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