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NSF to provide interim gap audits for GRMA standards while it awaits full accreditation.
NSF International (Ann Arbor, MI) is now providing interim gap or pre-assessment audits for the recently developed Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) standards while it awaits official accreditation. The standards, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and developed by a balanced group of stakeholders led by NSF, were published in January of 2019. The auditing standards cover the manufacturing of dietary supplements, cosmetics and personal care products, and over-the-counter-drugs.
“Eventually, the GRMA will require ANSI accreditation to the standard for any certifying body that audits to these standards, but for now it is accepting unaccredited audits by approved certifying bodies for up to one year in order to get these standards implemented quickly,” said Casey Coy, senior manager, training and consulting, Health Sciences at NSF International, in a press release. “NSF International is already working toward achieving ANSI accreditation for certification to these standards and we are currently able to provide interim gap audits.”