AUG. 6–MISSOULA, MONTANA — Contract manufacturer, Nutritional Laboratories International (NLI), expects to make a seamless transition when the FDA’s “Proposed Rule for Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) in Manufacturing, Packing, or Holding Dietary Ingredients or Dietary Supplements” is finally implemented.
In essence, the cGMPs holds manufacturers responsible for providing consumers with accurately labeled and unadulterated supplements. It also sets requirements for physical plant construction, establishing quality control procedures, testing of ingredients, maintaining records, and handling consumer complaints.
Jerale Smith, NLI Director of Quality Assurance, said, “I’m pleased that the guidelines are finally coming to fruition. This will even the playing field. The quality that NLI has always offered will now be required of all manufacturers.”
NLI has provided , turn-key contract manufacturing services to the dietary supplement and pharmaceutical industries since 1997. In 2002, to accommodate expanding growth, the capsule and tablet specialist moved into a 50,000 square-foot custom-designed, FDA-registered facility.