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NSF International Awards First GMP for Sport(TM) Registration to Century Foods International

Ann Arbor, MI - NSF International announced today that Century Foods International is the first manufacturing facility to receive Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Sport™ registration, a new program that builds on NSF’s GMP Registration Program.

NSF’s new GMP for Sport™ Program provides manufacturers with a means to build brand credibility for their customers and increase market presence among finished product companies interested in pursuing NSF certification. GMP for Sport™ is an independent registration that verifies Century Foods International’s compliance with cGMPs.

"Century Foods International has been GMP registered by NSF since 2005," said Kathleen Jordan, MS, RD, NSF business development director. "This new GMP for Sport™ registration further demonstrates their commitment to the sports nutrition community."

The NSF GMP for Sport™ Program addresses specific concerns about banned substances by helping manufacturers comply with additional GMP requirements, which offers them a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Requirements for the 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 as identified by the World Anti-Doping Agency, the National Football League and Major League Baseball.

* Active ingredient supplier affidavits – Required for suppliers that participate in the NSF Athletic Banned Substances Certification Program.

* GMP compliance - Confirms that Century Foods International has guidelines in place 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
-production/process controls
-raw material traceability & sourcing.

"Century Foods International’s achievement of NSF registration is further testament to our commitment to food safety and quality. Our customers can take comfort in knowing that we will work tirelessly to ensure the quality of their products," said Thomas J. Miskowski, president of Century Foods.

For complying with all requirements of the NSF GMP for Sport™ Program, Century Foods International has been issued a plaque and is listed on the NSF website at . The company can also use the NSF GMP for Sport™ mark in advertising and collateral materials:

In addition to the GMP for Sport™ Program, other services offered by the NSF Dietary Supplements and Functional Foods Programs include:

* GMP 9000 (ISO 9001 Registration) program:
* GMP training
* GMP manual with over fifty SOP templates
* GMP readiness audits
* Product certification for dietary supplements and functional foods
* Product certification for athletic banned substances – Certified for Sport™ Program

For more information about NSF’s GMP services, please contact Kathleen Jordan, MS, RD at [email protected], 1.800.NSF.MARK ext. 6856 or 734.827.6856.

About Century Foods International: Century Foods International is a contract manufacturing company located in Sparta, Wisconsin ( CFI facilities agglomerate, blend, manufacture and package powder blends and ready-to-drink beverages for private label customers across the globe. They use all high quality ingredients to ensure the best products featuring: Optipep Hydrolyzed Whey Protein and CenPrem Whey Protein.

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 ( 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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