NSF International, a global independent public health organization that writes standards and tests and certifies products for the health sciences, water, food and consumer goods industries, has named Bradford Williams as technical manager of NSF International’s Dietary Supplement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Facility Registration Program. Williams has more than 30 years of experience with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated industries, eight of which include serving as manager of the FDA GMP program for dietary supplements.
During his tenure at the FDA’s Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, Williams assisted in the development of the FDA’s GMP program, including the development of 21 CFR part 111, which are the FDA requirements for the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of dietary supplements. He helped develop the training programs for FDA investigators and managed the review of more than 350 FDA dietary supplement facility investigations and FDA enforcement actions.
As NSF’s technical manager, Williams will continue to align NSF International’s Dietary Supplement GMP Facility Registration Program with FDA’s GMP guidelines for dietary supplement facilities. Earning GMP registration from NSF International verifies that a dietary supplement facility has the proper methods, equipment, facilities and controls in place for producing dietary supplement products. Utilizing NSF’s GMP Facility Registration Program assists companies in developing and maintaining proper controls in their manufacturing process so that products are processed, manufactured and labeled in a consistent manner, and meet quality standards throughout the supply chain.
“NSF’s GMP program was developed in accordance with the FDA’s GMP guidelines for the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of dietary supplements. Since Brad has worked with the FDA’s GMP program since its inception, his expertise will assist NSF in continuing to align its GMP program with FDA regulations. With more than 300 facilities currently registered to NSF’s GMP program, NSF helps its clients and industry to continually improve the safety and quality of dietary supplements throughout the global supply chain,” said Ed Wyszumiala, general manager of NSF International Dietary Supplement Programs.