NSF Awards GMP Registration to Contract Pharmacal

(ANN ARBOR, MI USA) - NSF International (www.nsf.org), The Public Health and Safety Company(tm), awards Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) registration to Contract Pharmacal Corporation (CPC), a prime manufacturer and packager of dietary supplements, OTC drugs and Rx pharmaceuticals. NSF is the leading global provider of public health and safety risk management solutions.

NSF conducted a plant audit at the CPC facility in Long Island, NY to verify conformance to GMPs and will conduct periodic audits to verify continued conformance. GMPs for the current NSF Dietary Supplements Program are based on industry recommended GMPs provided to FDA under FDA's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and are included in NSF American National Standard 173-Dietary Supplements. NSF will adopt FDA GMPs into the NSF/ANSI Standard once they become a final rule.

"With the new FDA GMPs just being released, achieving GMP Registration is more important than ever," said Kathleen Pompliano, Manager, Dietary Supplements Program. "Contract Pharmacal's GMP Registration confirms their commitment to quality and provides them with a clear advantage in the industry."

"Our company has always believed in the importance of guaranteeing the identity, purity, quality, strength and composition of its products," said Matt Wolf, Vice President of Sales at CPC. "Since the company's inception, we have been manufacturing according to drug cGMPs, which are even more stringent than the newest FDA proposed regulations. We fully intend to continue to meet these elevated standards."

Since 1971, Contract Pharmacal Corporation has been manufacturing nutritional supplements, over-the-counter drugs and prescription pharmaceuticals www.contractpharmacal.com. Today CPC reliably provides more than 1000 quality pharmaceutical and nutritional products to hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide and is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York.

NSF International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is the leading global provider of public health and safety risk management solutions. NSF provides product certification and safety audits for the food and water industries. Other services include management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd., and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education. Serving companies in 88 countries, NSF was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI USA.

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