The Natural Products Association ( formerly NNFA (National Nutritional Foods Association) )GMP Certification Program is designed to
verify compliance of member suppliers of dietary supplements with a standardized set of good manufacturing
practices (GMPs) developed by Natural Products Association. This program is based upon third party inspections of member suppliers
and comprehensive audits of their GMP programs in the areas of Personnel, Plant and Grounds, Sanitation,
Equipment, Quality Operations, Production and Process Controls, and Warehouse, Distribution, and
Post-Distribution Practices. This program ensures that all elements of the manufacturing process are reviewed
to provide reasonable assurance that processes are sufficiently controlled so that products meet their purported
Member suppliers earning an "A" rating may immediately apply to Natural Products Association for certification and the right to use the Natural Products Association GMP certification mark. This is a designation achieved by fewer than 10% of the nation's nutrition companies.
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Organization - Natural Products Association
The Natural Products Association, the largest dietary supplement trade association in the United States, has developed GMP standards based upon dialogs with member suppliers, other trade associations, and the FDA. The Natural Products Association GMPs are a living document and will be updated periodically based upon feedback from consultants, member companies, best quality practices and the FDA. Natural Products Association will facilitate certification of member suppliers by providing education and training upon request.