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.


Key Information

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

GMP Notes

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.