NSF International is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1944 and has since been committed to public health, safety, and protecting the environment. The NSF develops standards and criteria for equipment, products, and services that bear upon health, and serves manufacturers operating in 80 different countries. They offer independent testing, certification, auditing, and toxicology consulting services throughout the world.
NSF GMP Registration Program
NSF’s Good Manufacturing Practices Program (GMP) is designed to provide a system of processes, procedures, and documentation to ensure that the product produced has the identity, strength, composition, quality, and purity that it is represented to possess.
The NSF GMP Registration Program is available to all manufacturers and is voluntary. The GMP program is based on a proposed set of GMPs developed by four industry trade associations that were submitted to the FDA in 1995. These proposed GMPs are designed to address the unique circumstances of dietary supplement production.
GMP Registration Process
Third party auditors conduct on-site inspections of manufacturing facilities and provide the NSF with copies of all audit and corrective action reports.
To earn NSF GMP Registration, the following inspections must be conducted and passed:
- Cleanliness and sanitation
- Facilities maintenance
- Quality control
- Production and process controls
- Warehousing and distribution
- Inspect manufacturing facility
- Open to all manufacturers
- Voluntary participation
- Fee paid for inspection(audit)
NSF Contact Information
Address NSF International
P.O. Box 130140
789 N. Dixboro Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
Telephone Number 1(800) NSF-MARK
Fax Number (734) 769-0109
Email [email protected]