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NNFA offers GMP certification

Amid recent negative media reports concerning the quality and purity of dietary supplements, the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) is publicizing its third-party certification program for manufacturers of supplements. Although the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 allows the FDA to issue and enforce manufacturing regulations for supplements, the agency has not yet done so. In 1997 the FDA did propose guidelines for industry Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), on which the NNFA had based its program's requirements. Manufacturers who meet NNFA's standards for cleanliness, staff training, equipment maintenance, record-keeping, and handling of raw materials may display the Association's GMP seal on their products. PRNewswire, June 9, 2000.

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