NSF International Announces New GMP for Sport(TM) Program

First and Only Organization to Offer a GMP Registration Program for Facilities Manufacturing Sports Nutrition Products

Ann Arbor, MI – NSF International’s Dietary Supplements Certification Program has introduced a new Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Sport™ Program to minimize the risk that sports nutrition products contain banned substances.

The GMP for Sport™ Program supports NSF’s New Athletic Banned Substances Certification Program. GMP for Sport™ is an independent registration that demonstrates a manufacturer’s compliance with GMPs. Outlined in Section 8 of NSF/ANSI Standard 173 for Dietary Supplements, GMPs verify that guidelines exist for the following processes:

personnel issues,
plant and grounds maintenance/sanitation,
laboratory operations,
sourcing and traceability,
equipment design and maintenance,
quality assurance issues,
health claims, and
production/process controls.
Additional requirements for the NSF GMP for Sport™ Program include:

Two annual GMP for Sport™ audits – Ensures ongoing conformance to GMP requirements.
Manufacturer affidavits – Validates that manufacturers do not source, purchase or inventory any component contained on the banned substances list.
Active ingredient supplier affidavits – Offered to suppliers’ that participate in the NSF Athletic Banned Substances Certification Program.
Kathleen Jordan, MS, RD, general manager of NSF’s Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods Certification Program says, “The new program addresses sports nutrition manufacturers concerns about banned substances by helping them comply with additional GMP requirements, thereby increasing their credibility and offering them a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

Companies that comply with all requirements of the NSF GMP for Sport™ Program will be issued a plaque and listed on the NSF website at http://www.nsf.org/Certified/GMP. They will also be able to use the NSF GMP for Sport™ logo in advertising and collateral materials: http://www.nsf.org/business/newsroom/images/gmp_sport.jpg.

Manufacturing facilities that receive GMP for Sport™ Registration that are also pursuing product certification through NSF’s Dietary Supplements Certification Program will not need to undergo an additional GMP facility audit.

Additional services offered by the NSF GMP Registration Program include:

GMP 9000 (ISO 9001 Registration) program
GMP training
GMP manual with over fifty SOP templates
GMP readiness audits
To apply for GMP registration or for more information about the above services, please contact Kathleen Jordan, MS, RD at [email protected], 1.800.NSF.MARK ext. 6856 or 734.827.6856.

About NSF International: NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect you by certifying products and writing standards for food, water, air 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, Ltd., organic certification provided by Quality Assurance International and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education.

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