NSF GMP facility registration verifies proper methods, equipment, staff and controls are in place for producing dietary supplements

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — NSF International, a global independent public health organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the health sciences, water, food, and consumer goods industries, has named Bradford Williams as Technical Manager of NSF International’s Dietary Supplement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Facility Registration Program. Williams has more than 30 years of experience with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated industries, eight of which include serving as manager of the FDA GMP program for dietary supplements.

During his tenure at the FDA’s Division of Dietary Supplement Programs, Williams assisted in the development of the FDA’s GMP program, including the development of 21 CFR part 111, which are the FDA requirements for the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of dietary supplements. He helped develop the training programs for FDA investigators and managed the review of more than 350 FDA dietary supplement facility investigations and FDA enforcement actions.

As NSF’s Technical Manager, Williams will continue to align NSF International’s Dietary Supplement GMP Facility Registration Program with FDA’s GMP guidelines for dietary supplement facilities. Earning GMP registration from NSF International verifies that a dietary supplement facility has the proper methods, equipment, facilities and controls in place for producing dietary supplement products. Utilizing NSF’s GMP Facility Registration Program assists companies in developing and maintaining proper controls in their manufacturing process so that products are processed, manufactured and labeled in a consistent manner, and meet quality standards throughout the supply chain.

“NSF’s GMP program was developed in accordance with the FDA’s GMP guidelines for the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of dietary supplements. Since Brad has worked with the FDA’s GMP program since its inception, his expertise will assist NSF in continuing to align its GMP program with FDA regulations. With more than 300 facilities currently registered to NSF’s GMP program, NSF helps its clients and industry to continually improve the safety and quality of dietary supplements throughout the global supply chain,” said Ed Wyszumiala, General Manager of NSF International Dietary Supplement Programs.

For more information on NSF International’s Dietary Supplement GMP Facility Registration Program, visit NSF's website or contact Peter Langlais at dsgmp@nsf.org or +1 508-923-3469.

Editor’s note: If you would like to set up an interview with an NSF Health Sciences Division expert, email Greta Houlahan at houlahan@nsf.org or call 734-913-5723.

About NSF International (www.nsf.org): Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., USA, NSF International is a global independent public health organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries. Established in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide and operates in more than 150 countries. NSF International has been collaborating with the World Health Organization since 1997 in water quality and safety, food safety and indoor environments.

The NSF Health Sciences Division offers training and education, consulting, auditing, GMP and GLP testing, GMP facility registration, product certification, R&D and regulatory guidance for the pharmaceutical, medical device and dietary supplement industries throughout the product lifecycle. The division also supplies pharmaceutical secondary reference standards, traceable to USP and EP standards. NSF wrote the only accredited American National Standard (NSF/ANSI 173) that verifies the health and safety of dietary supplements and also tests and certifies products to this standard. The NSF Health Sciences Division operates globally throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

NSF International offers ISO 13485 registrations for medical devices and CE marking delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. (NSF-ISR), as well as drinking water filtration certification through the NSF Global Water Division. Additional services include safety audits for the food and water industries, environmental and sustainability services through NSF Sustainability and training courses through NSF Training and Education.