Label Owners, Don’t Let This
Happen To You!
Here’s why it matters.
Contract manufacturer ABH Nature’s Products Inc. told customers they were GMP certified, but they never disclosed that they had been on the FDA’s radar for several years due to noncompliance issues. Notifications for significant GMP violations went ignored. Eventually, the FDA called for a complete shutdown of ABH and its affiliated companies as well as issued a recall of all products manufactured by ABH over a seven-year period. This recall affected 859 supplement brands.
Could your brand survive a recall like this? You would have to reimburse your customers who purchased recalled products over the past seven years. You would have to destroy any recalled products still in your inventory. And your brand’s reputation would be tarnished.
A brand owner’s first defense against facing any product recall is to work with a trustworthy contract manufacturer with verifiable GMP certification.
Label Owner’s Insurance for
One way to ensure that your brand doesn’t fall victim to dishonest certification claims is to work with a contract manufacturer whose GMP certification is verifiable through trusted quality control organizations such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
Why GMP is an Insurance Policy Against a Product Recall
To obtain GMP certification through UL or NSF, a manufacturer must strictly adhere to GMP protocols. Only after a thorough facility audit by UL or NSF representatives and a passing score can GMP certification be granted or renewed.
GMP protocols cover raw material testing, finished product testing, production record management, and facility management for quality and safety purposes. Any issues of noncompliance to GMP regulations may result in a product recall even if consumers haven’t reported adverse reactions or quality problems.
How to Verify GMP Certification
Verification is easy. Visit the UL and NSF websites (UL.org and NFS.org) to check if a manufacturer’s GMP certification is current and for how many years they have been certified.
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