(ANN ARBOR, MI USA) – NSF International (www.nsf.org), The Public Health and Safety Company™, is pleased to announce the certification of the Perrigo Company Good Sense® Brand Dietary Supplements. In April 2002, Perrigo became the first national retail brand to receive certification through the NSF Dietary Supplements Certification Program when thirty-three of their Good Sense® supplements were certified. NSF is the leading global provider of public health and safety-based risk management solutions. Perrigo continues their success as they broaden NSF certification to the full Good Sense® line.
The NSF Dietary Supplements Certification Program helps manufacturers build credibility for their company and their product brands by providing independent quality testing and verification for their products and processes. NSF conducts formulation reviews, plant audits and laboratory testing to ensure compliance to NSF Draft American National Standard 173-Dietary Supplements.
Standard 173 was developed through a consensus process with participation from dietary supplement manufacturers, raw material suppliers, retailers, trade associations, academic researchers, public health practitioners and government officials. The standard provides methodology and evaluation criteria to verify ingredient identities and quantities in addition to providing test criteria for specific contaminants and conformance to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
“We are extremely pleased with Perrigo’s continued dedication to the quality of their products and to communicating that quality to consumers, regulators and the industry,” said Ray Jaglowski, Vice President, New Business. “They were the first manufacturer to receive both NSF certification and GMP registration, and they continue to demonstrate their commitment to quality by receiving additional product certification through the NSF Dietary Supplements Program.”
"We fully support the efforts of NSF International as they continue to follow through on their public health mission to ensure that dietary supplement products are safe and properly labeled,” said Mike Bradley, Director of Nutritional Scientific Affairs at Perrigo of South Carolina. “This certification of fourteen additional Good Sense® products demonstrates Perrigo's continued commitment to the NSF International Dietary Supplement Certification Program."
Perrigo Company 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 provider of public health and safety-based 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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