The NSF/ANSI 455 standards are an update of NSF/ANSI 173 GMP registration.
Verdure Sciences (Noblesville, IN) reports that its manufacturing facility in Gujarat, India, has been certified to NSF International’s new NSF/ANSI 455-2 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standard for dietary supplements. The NSF/ANSI 455 standards are an update of NSF/ANSI 173 GMP registration, which NSF phased out at the end of 2022.
As NSF’s website explains, “NSF is transitioning clients from its current GMP registration (NSF/ANSI 173 Section 8) to NSF/ANSI 455 GMP certification to be able to certify facilities to a consensus-based national standard, and to allow manufacturers to reduce their annual audit burden.”
“Earning GMP certification from NSF verifies that a manufacturing facility has the proper methods, equipment, facilities, and controls in place to produce dietary supplement products,” states the press release from Verdure Sciences.
“These standards provide consistent quality-management principles, and meeting these requirements is no small feat, especially with the updated standard,” added Ashish Kumar, MBA, MSc, Verdure Sciences’ regulatory compliance officer, in the press release. “As one of the few organizations that have obtained this GMP certification, we take pride in our commitment to quality, safety, and regulatory compliance.”