March 8, 2005, St. Clair Shores, Michigan - Human Products Division:
Albion Advanced Nutrition, a leader in mineral amino acid chelate production, is pleased to announce Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Registration through the NSF International's Dietary Supplement Certification Program. Albion Advanced Nutrition successfully met all requirements included in NSF's GMP Registration Program. For almost 50 years, Albion Advanced Nutrition has been the leading producer of totally reacted mineral amino acid chelates. Albion Advanced Nutrition is a leading provider of these unique mineral forms, along with mineral premixes, granulations, and contract specialty minerals.
GMPs are regulatory requirements that provide guidelines for necessary processes, procedures and documentation to assure the product produced has the identity, strength, composition, quality and purity it is represented to process. NSF conducted a plant audit to verify compliance with the GMPs and will conduct periodic audits at Albion Advanced Nutrition to ensure continued conformance. GMPs for the current NSF Dietary Supplement Program are included in the NSF American National Standard 173-Dietary Supplements, the only American National Standard for Dietary Supplements.
Albion Advanced Nutrition's GMP registration reflects their continued commitment to ensuring quality and satisfaction and gives companies confidence that our organization operates in conformance to established GMPs. For meeting GMP requirements, Albion Advanced Nutrition receives a NSF GMP Registration Certificate and is listed as such on the NSF website (www.nsf.org).
Albion Advanced Nutrition feels that the NSF GMPs Certification is a significant validation to the overall goals of our manufacturing - providing consistent and validated mineral forms that are safe and effective. NSF's history in the area of Public Health and Safety is what lead us to working with NSF International in this pro-consumer effort.
NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect you by certifying products and ingredients, while writing standards for water, food, air, and other consumer goods. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety around the world. NSF collaborates with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Additional services include safety audits for the food and water industries, management systems registrations delivered through the NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd., organic certification provided by Quality Assurance International and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education.
For more information please contact:
Max R. Motyka, Director Human Products Division
100 Maple Park Blvd., Suite 110, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
(800) 222-0733 (586) 774-9055