Certifies Perrigo Good Sense® Products
Arbor MI, 26 April 2002
International announces the first national retail brand to receive
certification through the NSF Dietary Supplements Certification
Program. The Perrigo Company Good Sense® brand nutritional products
that have been certified will be listed on the NSF consumer web
site and in NSF certified product listing books.
Company is the largest US manufacturer of store-brand and contract-manufacturing
nutritional products. The company's store brand products can be
found in drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchandising retail
chains nationwide (www.perrigo.com).
NSF Dietary Supplements Certification Program provides independent
testing and verification of quality for supplement products and
manufacturing processes. NSF conducts formula reviews, plant audits,
and laboratory testing to determine conformance to NSF's national
standard for dietary supplements.
national standard was developed through a consensus process with
participation from dietary supplement manufacturers, raw material
suppliers, retailers, trade associations, academic researchers,
public health practitioners, government officials and consumer groups.
The standard provides methodology and evaluation criteria to verify
ingredient identities and quantities. It also provides test criteria
for specific contaminants and conformance to good manufacturing
feel the industry has lacked a meaningful benchmark in establishing
a true definition of validating product quality. Because the NSF
program is independent and based on consensus standards, it offers
the credibility that we are proud to support," said Scott Sensenbrenner,
Director of Marketing for Perrigo Nutrition.
product certifications are the next logical step to follow our NSF
GMP Registration for contract manufacturers and continues to demonstrate
our commitment to quality to our stakeholders including our retail
partners and consumers," commented Mike Bradley, Director of Nutritional
Scientific Affairs at Perrigo of South Carolina.
to Dennis R. Mangino, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer
of NSF International, "The NSF Mark has been highly respected by
manufacturers and industry leaders throughout our 58-year history.
We congratulate Perrigo for taking a leadership position by obtaining
NSF certification and GMP registration. This demonstrates a clear
commitment to quality and to addressing consumer confidence."
International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization,
supplies risk-management services in public health and safety. NSF
services include product certification and safety audits for the
food and water industries. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating
Centre for Food Safety and Drinking Water Safety and Treatment.
Serving companies in more than 83 countries, NSF was founded in
1944 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI USA.
International, via PR Newswire.