Carthage, Missouri, December 7, 2009 – ESM Technologies, the leading supplier of innovative, commercialized eggshell and eggshell membrane wellness ingredients, recently received their Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification from NSF International.
GMPs are regulatory requirements recognized worldwide for quality control and management of all aspects of manufacturing, from raw material control to finished product release, as well as employee training, validation of testing equipment, product traceability and facility maintenance. These guidelines for necessary processes, procedures, and documentation verify that ESM Technologies-manufactured products have the identity, strength, composition, quality, and purity that they are represented to possess.
“Certification by NSF International demonstrates our continued assurance to maintaining exceptional quality standards, which has been made even more critical by the evolving regulatory environment in the U.S., the EU, & around the world,” comments Dr. Kevin Ruff, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs for ESM.
GMPs for the current NSF Dietary Supplements Program are included in NSF American National Standard 173-Dietary Supplements, the only American National Standard for Dietary Supplements, and are consistent with the requirements that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has outlined in 21 CFR § 111.
For meeting GMP requirements, ESM Technologies is listed on the NSF Web site (http://www.nsf.org/Certified/GMP/Listings.asp?CertName=ESM). To ensure continued performance, NSF will conduct periodic audits at ESM Technologies’ facility in Carthage, MO.
“By obtaining NSF GMP certification, ESM is demonstrating their commitment to producing quality, consistent ingredients for the dietary supplement industry,” said Ed Wyszumiala, General Manager of NSF’s Dietary Supplement Certification Programs. “The value of ESM’s GMP certification is also transferred to their clients as they now have third-party verification that they are a qualified vendor that is meeting the highest GMP requirements.”
About ESM Technologies
ESM Technologies is the leading supplier of eggshell calcium and eggshell membrane wellness ingredients. Located in Carthage, Missouri, the company researches, develops and manufactures high-quality branded ingredients from a traceable and sustainable supply of USDA-inspected facilities. ESM’s chemical-free, patented process has allowed the introduction of innovative and unique ingredients to the marketplace: NEM® (Natural Eggshell Membrane) and ESC® (EggShell Calcium).
For more information on ESM Technologies, please visit www.ESMingredients.com or call 866.804.8034.
About NSF International
NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, certifies products and writes standards for food, water 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. NSF’s GMP Certification Program enables manufacturers of dietary supplements, raw materials and ingredients to become independently certified by NSF International, demonstrating compliance with GMP requirements. Additional services include safety audits for the water industries, management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, organic certification provided by Quality Assurance International and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education.
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