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Leadership: Stakeholder Roundtable Group

The Stakeholder Roundtable objective is to bring any and all stakeholders together on a regular basis to identify critical issues and opportunities facing the non-food sector, and develop strategies to deal with these risks and opportunities. One of the GRMA's four core values is being Visionary. In addition, one of our four primary goals is Leadership. Towards this end, we want to be the conveners of all stakeholders in the non-food sector. While the input of this group of people will certainly be of value to the GRMA, it is [...]

2018-10-31T06:18:03+00:00October 31st, 2018|News|

Pilot Audit

We are excited to report that the Pilot Audit program based on the new standards is in full swing! Pilot Auditor Training was conducted the first week of October, and all three audit teams are scheduled for their pilot audit. The first audit will take place the last week of October, and the final audit will be conducted in the second week of November. The pilot audit teams consist of a retailer, manufacturer and certification body. Each audit will be observed by a GRMA and ANSI observer. It is the [...]

2018-10-31T06:11:34+00:00October 31st, 2018|News|

Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance Nearing Completion of National Standards for Supplier Audits

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA), a member-based organization with broad industry support from more than 30 major retailers in the grocery, drug, mass merchandiser, club store channels and manufacturers, is in the final stages of completing a comprehensive set of consensus-based standards for the auditing and inspection of suppliers and manufacturers. These standards will cover dietary supplements, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and medical devices. This is a unified set of criteria that will be available to retailers for the auditing of vendors. The goal is [...]

2018-02-18T23:34:22+00:00November 13th, 2017|Press Releases|

GRMA Invites Participation in ANSI Standards Development Process to Develop New GMP Standard for Dietary Supplements

Organization Launches Website and Adds Administrative Manager Role as it Develops Separate GMP Standards for Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics, Over-the-Counter Drugs and Medical Devices ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) is growing as it continues developing a consensus-based American National Standard for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the dietary supplement industry. The organization, which plans to publish the first consensus-based GMP standard for dietary supplements this spring, is hiring an administrative manager and launching www.GRMAlliance.org to encourage participation in the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards development process. [...]

2018-02-18T23:34:56+00:00March 29th, 2017|Press Releases|

Global Retailer & Manufacturer Alliance Driving Development of Approved American National Standards

ANSI-approved dietary supplement GMP standard, to be released in early 2017, will improve safety, quality and trust and reduce auditing costs ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) is nearing completion of an ANSI-approved, consensus-based American National Standard for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the Dietary Supplement industry. The standard, the first to be released under the GRMA initiative, can be used as a companion to ANSI/NSF 173, the official American National Standard for dietary supplement products. Global public health organization NSF International brought together leaders [...]

2018-02-18T23:35:14+00:00September 9th, 2016|Press Releases|