Robinson Pharma Inc. (RPI) achieves yet another quality benchmark, NSF cGMP certification for its dietary supplement manufacturing facilities. Products manufactured by RPI are now eligible to bear the internationally respected NSF Mark.
In 2009 RPI formally introduced its “Quality First Always” initiative and began a remarkable string of successful audits resulting in numerous third party quality certifications. This particular achievement, cGMP Certification by NSF for the company’s dietary supplement manufacturing facilities is particularly meaningful because of the prestige, strong consumer reputation, and international recognition of NSF’s preemptor. The NSF program requires an audit for compliance with NSF/ANSI Standard 173, section 8.
In the post cGMP era, when all manufacturers are accountable under the federally mandated regulations (21CFR part 111), the leadership team at RPI established a goal of exceeding the required standards and improving quality where ever possible. The attainment of world class quality is only possible when the organization continuously challenges its systems and team to achieve specific quality goals, benchmarks, and standards. RPI has earned dietary supplement manufacturing specific facility and product certifications for cGMP compliance or cGMP conformance from NPA, STR, USP, and now, NSF. Third party audits and inspections are an important independent check on the extensive quality systems that RPI has committed to maintain. “NSF certification for meeting GMP requirements is an important additional independent validation of our quality program.” Founder and CEO, Tuong Nguyen further stated, “All members of our team recognize that product integrity is one of the primary drivers of our business and of critical importance to the company’s clients and partners. Our expanded view of quality extends throughout our organization and into our choices for ingredient vendors, third party service providers, and equipment manufacturers. Compliance with the cGMP standard demands a comprehensive approach. The right to use the highly recognized NSF Mark is the result of a unified, quality focused team approach that we have engendered at RPI, this accomplishment makes us all proud.”
“Consistently passing audits and earning certifications requires a total organizational commitment. Uncompromised quality is demanded by our senior leadership, supported by extensive resource allocation, and executed by our dedicated team because our customers will accept nothing less. We set compliance with NSF/ANSI 173, Section 8 as an important goal and we are thrilled with this accomplishment. Our team has proven that they can focus, achieve, and maintain the level of performance that is demanded by this and other rigorous standards”, stated Fred Jamee, Senior Vice President of Quality and Compliance.
NSF, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been certifying products and writing standards that help protect food, water, and consumer goods since 1944. As an independent not-for-profit, NSF has a proven reputation for excellence achieved by working with academic experts, government regulators, industry, and consumers to develop and implement programs that support public health safety and by supporting product integrity. NSF operates in over 100 countries, has major offices on three continents, and a staff of expert scientists and independent labs to support its efforts in consumer protection
Robinson Pharma Inc. (RPI) is a minority owned, Southern California based full service provider of private label, store brand, and contract manufacturing services for dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals. RPI features the largest soft gel encapsulation capacity in the U.S. with 20 continuous dry encapsulation lines capable of producing over 12 billion soft gels per year. Additional production capabilities include tablet compression, hard shell capsule filling, enteric coating of soft gels and tablets, custom imprinting, and a range of packaging options including bottles, blister packaging, boxing, and bulk product. Services offered include product development and ingredient sourcing. Robinson Pharma Inc. provides rapid turnaround on all projects and offers highly competitive pricing. Robinson Pharma Inc. maintains 400,000 square feet of production, operations, and warehousing facilities. For more information please visit www.RobinsonPharma.com