NSF International to Host Training Seminar on Good Manufacturing Practices

(ANN ARBOR, MI USA) - With the release of the dietary supplements Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) forthcoming, manufacturers need to make sure they understand what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires. To help manufacturers interpret the new guidelines, NSF International will be hosting a GMP seminar on October 14, 2005 at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.

This one-day course will focus on the key differences between U.S. FDA Food GMPs, drug GMPs, current NSF GMPs and the proposed Dietary Supplement GMPs. GMPs are regulatory requirements that provide guidelines for necessary processes, procedures and documentation to produce products that have the identity, strength, composition, quality and purity they are represented to possess. The seminar will provide an opportunity for professionals in the dietary supplement industry to receive training from industry experts.

Who Should Attend?
This seminar is designed for industry personnel, contract manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and quality assurance personnel responsible for cGMP compliance. Trade associations, consultants, retailers and attorneys may also find this seminar helpful.

The class will be taught by Ofelia Barretto, a quality assurance professional with more than 40 years experience in the management of quality assurance/control of drugs, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foods and nutritional supplements. As an international authority, she has authored and presented papers on quality systems, supplier quality management, GMPs, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), FDA inspection preparation, and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000 and GMP concepts.

To register for the seminar, please visit http://www.nsf.org/cphe. For more information about the upcoming seminar, please contact Nancy Quay, executive director of the NSF Center for Public Health Education, at 1-800-NSF-MARK ext. 5782, 734-913-5782 or [email protected].

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.

Greta Houlahan
Phone: (800) NSF-MARK Ext: 5723
Email: [email protected]

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