Bloomingdale, IL (July 20, 2006) –The Natural Products Association (formerly NNFA) has notified NOW® Foods, Bloomingdale, IL that its’ manufacturing facility is recertified as an "A-rated" GMP facility for another three years. This follows a rigorous inspection by an auditor for the Natural Products Association.
NOW Foods’ 200,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with complete Quality Assurance and Quality Control systems and processes has been GMP certified by NPA/NNFA since 2000.
NOW’s standard operating procedures include sampling and testing incoming materials according to set specifications, inspecting manufacturing processes, and testing finished products to set specifications. Test methods include organoleptic evaluation, physical testing, chemical identity and potency testing by the company’s in-house state-of-the-science analytical testing lab, as well as microbiological testing by NOW Foods’ in-house rapid analysis microbiological lab.
"Our GMP certification by the Natural Products Association is the cornerstone of our commitment to quality,” said Michael Lelah, Ph.D., NOW Foods Technical Director. “As industry leaders in analytical and microbiological testing, we have the technical and professional personnel, lab facilities, standards and procedures to ensure the highest quality products. Part of our quality commitment includes continuous improvement programs to get even better."
As an example of the company’s analytical expertise, the International AOAC Official Method for glucosamine in dietary supplements was developed by NOW Foods’ scientists and has been used in the company’s Quality Control program for five years.
NOW Foods (www.nowfoods.com) is a family owned and operated natural products manufacturer/distributor with a 40-year legacy of providing high quality nutritional supplements at affordable prices. The Richard’s family pledge is "underlying NOW's commitment to quality is our commitment to you - to provide the best products available at a reasonable price and, thereby, play a meaningful role in the quality and extension of human life." For more information visit www.nowfoods.com