About Karen Charney

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Karen Charney has created 21 blog entries.

Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety, Inc. Joins GRMA as Partner Certification Body

March 6, 2019

The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance, Inc. (GRMA) is excited to announce the approval of a Partner Certification Body: Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety, Inc. for Over-the-Counter Drug, Dietary Supplements, and Cosmetic certification audit programs.

Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety Inc. (PJRFSI) has a demonstrated history of providing value-added food safety certifications to clients with a track record of rigor and consistency throughout the certification audit process. Additionally, they are a certification body capable of executing a number of GFSI approved audit programs.

Terry Boboige, President of PJRFSI states, “We [Read more]

2020-03-09T20:37:05-04:00March 6, 2020|Press Releases|

ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Launches Accreditation Program for Global Retail and Manufacturer Alliance Certification

ANAB Accepting Pilot Accreditation Program Applications from February 12-April 12, 2020

New York, February 7, 2020: The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has launched a new pilot accreditation program for the Global Retail and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) certification scheme. The scheme focuses on a wide range of non-food product categories, including dietary supplements, consumer products, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, cosmetics, and personal care products.

ANAB’s accreditation program will operate in accordance with [Read more]

2020-02-17T18:24:07-05:00February 17, 2020|News, Press Releases|

January, 10 2020 – GRMA Governance Board Organizational Announcements:

Departure of Randy Slikkers

Randy has been the GRMA’s CEO/Executive Director for the last two years, was a key driver with establishing the GRMA as a non-profit organization and we wish him luck with his pursuit of other opportunities outside of the GRMA. The GRMA would like to thank Randy for his contributions and leadership over the last two years and is appreciative of Randy’s guidance to the board, direction over the annual summit, and key contributions with both the pilot audit program and certification scheme. The [Read more]

2020-01-11T14:17:37-05:00January 11, 2020|News|

GRMA Invited to Benchmark Dietary Supplement GMP Audit Scheme Program

For Immediate Release:

Washington, DC, August 12, 2019: The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) is excited to announce it has been invited by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to have its Dietary Supplement (DS) GMP Audit Scheme program benchmarked as part of their safe foods initiative. This will be the first Dietary Supplement Audit Scheme that GFSI has invited to start the benchmarking application process.

The GFSI is composed of the world’s leading food safety experts from retail, manufacturing and food service companies, as well as [Read more]

2019-09-09T16:32:53-04:00August 13, 2019|News, Press Releases|

Dietary Supplements Standardization – How ANSI is Striving for Safety and Quality

by Brad Kelechava

Many Americans depend upon dietary supplements to fortify their nutritional intake. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), “3 out of every 4 American consumers take a dietary supplement on a regular basis.” Unfortunately, the connection between the consumer and the benefits of dietary supplements isn’t always clear. In some cases, supplements have been found to contain ingredients that are harmful to consumers and in others unsubstantiated claims have been made about their ability to treat health conditions. All of this erodes consumer confidence in the [Read more]

2019-05-28T18:06:03-04:00March 25, 2019|News|

Global Retailer and Manufacturing Alliance Announces ANSI-Accredited Auditing Standards 

Contact:  Randall G. Slikkers, MBA
202-587-5647
rslikkers@grmalliance.org 

  

Newly-developed audit integrity program aims to help eliminate “audit fatigue,” redundancy and associated costs in the areas of Cosmetics/Personal Care, Dietary Supplements and Over-the-Counter Drugs 

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) received notification of ANSI-accreditation (American National Standards Institute) on the newly-developed 455 standards for Cosmetics/Personal Care, Dietary Supplements and Over-the-Counter Drugs.    

“These standards are an integral part of a ground-breaking audit system. They are the first [Read more]

2019-05-20T20:00:59-04:00January 8, 2019|Press Releases|

Go to Top