Before you make a single call…
Save yourself some time, before you even pick up the phone or email a contract manufacturer make sure they DO NOT display
(1) Any unauthorized trademarks from FDA or USDA
(2) Any made-up GMP icons
(3) Don’t fall for someone that illegally and without permission displays the NSF icon. Below I will show you how to make sure the use of the NSF icon is authorized. If it’s not authorized the icon has NO MEANING AT ALL.
WARNING: If a contract manufacturer displays either the FDA logo or the above USDA trademarked logos, they are doing so WITHOUT a permission and are breaking multiple regulations and laws, including trademark laws.
Those companies are misleading and knowingly deceitful. Such behaviors can trick naïve people to do business with such entities and in turn receive DANGEROUS products that may end up killing someone. This kind of behavior must be reported as a matter of safety violation.
It is clearly a matter of your civic duty to report such unauthorized use of FDA and USDA trademarks to the authorities without delay.
Report safety violations to FDA here:
Report safety violations to USDA here:
Don’t Fall for Made-up GMP Icons!
Made up GMP icons carry no guarantees of any compliance with GMP protocols!!!! You can have one of those designed for $5 or pick them up for free on the internet and display them on your website. A simple Google search would produce hundreds of results.
It is extremely dangerous to do business with anyone who uses one of those icons. Making supplements is a serious concern. You may not realize it at first and think that this industry isn’t regulated. Indeed, it is heavily regulated, and for a good reason.
It’s a fact that the FDA’s most frequent Warning Letters, called “Form 483“are about failure to perform finished good testing. Why do you think they focus on that? Perhaps because it’s a fact that if oil soluble vitamins are not correctly manufactured they can cause people to go on kidney dialysis for life and can kill people in the worst case. Further, it is a fact that the factory is the last line of defense against bacterial infections in supplements. For the most part, Food is either washed or boiled, a process that gets rid of bacteria, but with supplements it’s a different story. When was the last time you rinsed off a capsule in the sink before you swallowed it? It is therefore very important that the facility follow basic GMP protocols when manufacturing and testing the quality of supplements.
Do not go with a manufacturer that displays any made-up logos concerning GMP Certifications. They are lying to you! Why do business with liars? Why pay them thousands of dollars? Will they be in business when you think you can pick the product up? We have heard multiple stories about people losing their deposits to companies that display such logos. Further, once they have your money their customer service skills go down the toilet.
Don’t ever fall for Someone Illegally displaying the NSF GMP Certification Icons!
The only companies you should be calling are companies that can be verified to be certified GMP compliant. If you for example see an NSF certification for GMP then you can go to Search for NSF Certified GMP Facilities website.
You type in the company name in the search field and then you should find the company easily, including the company logo. For PureNSM you would search using our full company name:
Then you should get this page for the company you searched for.