Federal GMPs for Dietary Supplements
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) final regulation on good manufacturing practices (GMPs) for dietary supplements established stringent requirements for companies involved with the manufacturing, packaging, labeling and holding of dietary supplements. Under the rule, manufacturers are required to evaluate the identity, purity, quality, strength, and composition of their dietary ingredients and dietary supplements. GMPs are crucial to the supplement industry's ability to deliver safe, accurately labeled products to the consumer and in achieving the public health benefits noted by Congress in the preamble to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994.
FDA Dietary Supplement GMPs
FDA Compliance Program for Dietary Supplements
Petition to Request an Exemption From 100 Percent Identity Testing of Dietary Ingredients(pdf)
FDA's Final GMP Rule
Issue 1: General Information
Issue 2: Standard Operating Procedures
Issue 3: Testing Requirements
NPA GMP Program and Education
NPA established its own GMP certification program for dietary supplements in 1999 while industry awaited the publication of federal GMPs. The association has since provided GMP education to the industry through seminars and onsite training to more than 600 companies.
For more information about NPA's GMP Program, click here.
To find out the date and location of the next GMP training seminar, click here.