If you are considering doing business in the supplement industry then you need to know about GMP certification. Without a true GMP certification, you cannot have a successful business sales complement to human ingestion.
The FDA currently monitors the entire supplement industry and they are performing this surveillance very closely. With more people becoming more aware of their bodies and their nutritional and well-being role in their health, they are becoming more open to supplementation.
As the industry continues to grow in popularity with more companies in flux and more consumers buying and consuming goods, the FDA has increased its oversight to ensure that end-users receive only the best quality products Are getting Such compliance is essential for success in the industry.
GMP Certification for dietary supplements is offered by many global certification bodies. What is GMP certification anyway, what do letters stand for?
What is GMP?
GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices and is a list of guidelines for procedures, procedures, and documentation that assures that the label on the product accurately represents the actual components of the product.
This is true for the quantity of the ingredient as well as its quality, composition, strength, purity, and identity. Products manufactured in facilities with this certification are held to the highest standards and guarantee consumers that they are offering only the best quality supplements on the market.
One of the renowned bodies for awarding GMP certification is HSA – Health Services Authority. The GMP certification offered by the HSA – Healthcare Authority is for companies that manufacture medicinal products or therapeutic products that contain active pharmaceutical ingredients.
It is the certification authority that complementary manufacturing partners have chosen to achieve their GMP certification. This and all other GMP certifications for the industry are applied by the USFDA – United States Food and Drug Administration.
Companies that hold this certification bear this label to say that they manufacture supplements that are made to the highest quality and standards worldwide. The certification also means that their manufacturing plants continue to be monitored and all processes within the facility are properly controlled.
The certificate does not cover the manufacturing of the actual product but also ensures quality control of administrative aspects such as personnel qualifications, record keeping, complaint handling, hygiene, and process validation among other things.
Achieve GMP certification
To obtain this certification, there is an application process that must be completed. The application for GMP certification is to be made by an authorized person to obtain certification.
It is usually one with responsibility such as production manager, quality assurance manager, quality control manager, or managing director.
The GMP certificate is awarded after a facility is audited and it is demonstrated that they are complying with the standards required to meet the requirements of GMP certification.
The certificate is usually valid for three years and will be issued in the name of the registered company. The certificate will show the scope and scope of certification as well as the name and address of the company’s construction site.
The fee is associated with GMP certification
There are many costs associated with obtaining GMP certification and they can easily add up. But you have options if you find that you cannot afford these fees. The best option is to choose a supplement manufacturer like us at SMP Nootra who will do private label supplements for you in our GMP compliance facility.
But we still want to inform you about the fee because we want you to make an informed decision – there is a program registration fee as well as an annual certification fee that is paid directly to the certification body.
Registration fees and annual fees are fixed fees and are non-negotiable. Then there are fees for the audit process. The audit process will be done by third parties and their fees will be paid directly to them for their services.
The good thing about the latter is that these are the fees that you can negotiate directly with these companies to find the most cost-effective service to meet your needs. Estimated costs for a third party audit run from $ 1600 to a full 8-hour workday. The number of days required to complete the audit will depend on the size of your company.
A small to medium-sized company in the United States can take an average of four days to audit so expect to spend upwards of $ 6400 for an audit. If you are a foreign company and speak a different language, you can expect an audit to last longer and cost even more.
What to do if your company is not a GMP Complaint?
So you want to manufacture and sell your supplements but this whole process of GMP certification is not one that you can afford right now?
This does not mean that you will have to wait until you can save enough money and get your manufacturing facility. You can opt for an already established manufacturer of supplements such as a supplement manufacturing partner.
By choosing us to create your private label supplements you will have your supplement line that will provide your customers with high-quality supplements that carry the GMP certification label.
1. Top-quality GMP certified products
2. Complies with all FDA guidelines for labeling and more
3. Continuing quality control by closely inspecting our production processes
4. Operating an environmentally friendly facility
5. Producing products that are of pharmaceutical-grade quality
GMP Certification is of immense importance in the supplement industry as it is today, but it can be a long and expensive process, especially if you are entering the industry.
Choose a complementary manufacturing partner to provide you with your very own brand of supplements ready to hit the market. We do all this from manufacturing to packaging and fulfillment. We know what we do and are ready to join your complementary manufacturing journey.
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