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The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) is a global nonprofit with members from most major retailers, manufacturers, trade associations and certification bodies. The alliance was formed to develop an auditing scheme that utilized consensus-based quality system standards for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) through the American National Standards process in several Non-Food related industries. We are totally committed to:

  • Strengthening safety, quality and trust throughout the supply chain

  • Ensuring consistency and proper training of auditors

  • Reducing the number of audits and financial costs associated with audits

  • Combining regulatory requirements and retailer quality requirements

  • Having all certifying bodies able to certify the new standards

The standards are in the final stage of the approval process with NSF International, an ANSI accredited standards development organization (SDO). GRMA is also excited to be partnering with ReposiTrak Inc. to assist in managing the audit process from initial request through collection of results and reporting. The system is in the testing phase and will become operational soon.

The GRMA is working to develop GMP standards for several product categories, including:

Dietary Supplements

Cosmetics

Over-the-counter Drugs

Medical Devices

The GRMA is using the ANSI standards development process to develop unique GMP audits that include audit requirements, audit processes and requirements for certification bodies. The GRMA is also developing standards to address other aspects of the supply chain, including ingredients/raw materials, warehouse and distribution, and packaging and labeling.

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