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NSF International has agreed to serve as a certifying body for the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA), providing audits to GRMA member suppliers.
NSF International (Ann Arbor, MI) has agreed to serve as a certifying body for the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA), providing audits to GRMA member suppliers.
“Since the GRMA’s inception, the goal has been to standardize the metrics for evaluating compliance across the supply chain,” said David Trosin, managing director of Health Sciences Certification at NSF International, in a press release. “With the finalization of the three standards for dietary supplements, cosmetics/personal care products and over-the-counter drug products, NSF International is now poised to complete audits to the various standards used in the development of the GRMA certification program.”
GRMA’s certification program harmonizes multiple standards across three product categories to define a consistent approach for Good Manufacturing Practices for manufacturers. The program utilizes the NSF/ANSI 455 standards that encompass relevant regulations, retailer requirements, and industry best practices.
“The GRMA has made great strides in increasing efficiencies and reducing costs for its members by identifying costly inconsistencies across the various conformance standards required by multiple manufacturers and developing a single, more comprehensive harmonized standard,” said Trosin. “This will have a significant positive impact on manufacturers by reducing the number of audits and total audit days. As a result, manufacturers can look forward to as little as one audit per site per year, with results accepted by any GRMA member.”