Food Safety / R&D

American Ingredients Receives GMP Certification


Oct 29, 2009

American Ingredients, a subsidiary of Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., and supplier of ingredients to the dietary supplement and food industries, announced that it has received Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification for its facility in Anaheim, California. American Ingredients is the first ingredient distributor to be GMP certified by NSF International following a site inspection.
GMPs for the 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 included in 21 CFR § 111. GMPs provide guidelines that cover every aspect of manufacturing, including facility design and maintenance, raw material specification and control, supplier qualification, product design and testing, employee training, process control and finished product release. These guidelines provide a system of processes, procedures and documentation to assure the product manufactured has the identity, strength, composition, quality and purity that appears on the product label.
For meeting GMP requirements, American Ingredients is listed on the NSF Web site.  NSF International will conduct annual audits at American Ingredients’ facility to ensure ongoing compliance.