NSF Awards One of its First GMP Registrations to Perrigo

(ANN ARBOR, MI) – NSF International (www.nsf.org), The Public Health and Safety Company™ awarded one of its first Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Registrations to Perrigo’s Greenville, South Carolina vitamin and nutritional supplement facilities. NSF is the world leader in standards development, product certification, education and risk-management services for public health and safety. Perrigo received its GMP registration through the NSF Dietary Supplements Certification Program.

The NSF GMP Dietary Supplement Program enables contract manufacturers to become independently registered by NSF as conforming to GMP requirements. GMPs are guidelines that provide a system of processes, procedures and documentation to assure the product produced has the identity, strength, composition, quality and purity represented on the product label. NSF, through its strategic alliance with the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA), can accept NNFA GMP audits into the NSF GMP Contract Manufacturers Registration Program. NNFA conducted a plant audit at the Perrigo facility to verify compliance with GMPs. Perrigo will undergo periodic NSF GMP audits to maintain the registration.

The NSF GMP Registration Program, available to all contract manufacturers and manufacturing facilities of dietary supplements, increases confidence and offers a competitive advantage in the marketplace for contract manufacturers. Contract manufacturers of dietary supplements that comply with GMP requirements receive NSF registration certificates and are listed on the NSF Web site.

“Perrigo is the nation’s leading manufacturer of store brand, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, vitamins and nutritional supplements,” said Ray Jaglowski, NSF Vice President, New Business Development. “We are pleased Perrigo chose the NSF GMP registration process to demonstrate their continuing commitment to quality and to ensuring consumer satisfaction with the products they produce.”

"The NSF GMP registration validates that our dietary supplement facility operates to the highest standards of performance,” commented Michael Bradley, Director of Nutritional Scientific Affairs for Perrigo. “This independent third party verification of our process controls will give our customers the confidence that Perrigo of South Carolina is prepared for the publication of the FDA dietary supplement GMPs later this year."

Perrigo is the largest manufacturer of over-the-counter (non prescription) pharmaceutical and nutritional products for the store brand and contract manufacturing markets in the United States. The company’s store brand products can be found in drug store, supermarket and mass merchandising retail chains nationwide, (www.perrigo.com).

NSF International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is the leading global supplier of risk-management services in public health and safety. NSF services include 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. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food Safety and Drinking Water Safety and Treatment. Serving companies in more than 83 countries, NSF was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI USA.

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