New Study Demonstrates CBD’s Strong Safety Profile, Amplifies Calls for FDA Regulation

Observational Data Collected On Long-term Consumption of Oral CBD Shows No Correlation To Safety Issues Raised by FDA

A recently released, comprehensive safety study confirms prior research that orally-ingested cannabidiol (CBD) has a strong safety profile, providing data that addresses FDA’s specific safety concerns regarding CBD, with the results indicating that daily consumption across a range of typical retail products and serving sizes is not associated with elevated liver tests, low testosterone levels, or daytime drowsiness. The results renew calls from the hemp and [Read more]

2022-05-31T10:19:36-04:00May 31, 2022|News|

Trust Transparency Center Rewards Best in Class Supplement Contract Manufacturing

Transparency-driving organization unveils 2022 TRUSTYs award winners

SPRING, TexasApril 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Trust Transparency Center (TTC), the strategy and insights firm serving the dietary supplement and natural products industry, announced the winners of its first annual TRUSTYs awards. The TRUSTYs award is the culmination of efforts by Trust Transparency Center to develop a database of contract manufacturer capabilities, expertise, and their track record in market. The 2022 ‘Traditional Format’ award is going to Gemini Pharmaceuticals, and Smart Cups won for the [Read more]

2022-04-19T11:14:43-04:00April 19, 2022|News|

NSF Collaborates with Wegmans to Launch “Verified with Confidence” Program for Dietary Supplements  

All supplements, herbals, probiotics, and CBD products sold at 106 Wegmans stores to be reviewed and tested by NSF 

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (April 12, 2022) Global public health organization NSF is collaborating with Wegmans Food Markets to launch its Verified with Confidence program for all dietary supplements, herbals, probiotics, and CBD-containing products sold at Wegmans. “We have been concerned about inconsistent requirements in testing standards in the supplement industry,” said Karen Shadders, Wegmans Vice President of Health and Well-being. “Our Verified with Confidence program allows us to [Read more]

2022-04-18T15:23:13-04:00April 15, 2022|News|

ANAB Completes Highly-Anticipated GRMA Pilot Accreditation Program

Pennsylvania, March 17, 2021: The Global Retail and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) announced today the successful completion of the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) pilot accreditation program. This pilot, which concluded at the end of February, focused on providing accreditation to third-party certification bodies (CBs) to the GRMA Master Certification Program Document.

The scope(s) and standards of this accreditation extend to the following health and wellness categories:

  • Dietary Supplements – NSF/ANSI 455-2-2018 Good Manufacturing Practices for Dietary Supplements
  • Cosmetics / Personal Care Products – NSF/ANSI 455-3-2018 Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics
  • [Read more]

2021-03-17T08:22:20-04:00March 17, 2021|News, Press Releases|

UL Recognized as a Licensed Certification Body for the GRMA Certification Program

With UL’s active participation in the ANAB – GRMA pilot accreditation program, UL has been recognized by the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) as one of the first qualified and licensed certification bodies for the GRMA certification scheme. The GRMA is a nonprofit Certification Program Owner (CPO) that focuses on the governance of safety and quality system standards for consumer-packaged goods, specifically those related to nonfood products regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Read more on UL.

2020-10-12T18:26:43-04:00October 12, 2020|News|

The GRMA Appoints New Executive Director

The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) Governance Board is pleased to announce Allyn Shultis as their new Executive Director.  Previously, Allyn was the GRMA Board Treasurer, and as a Director of Technical Services at First Quality, he was a key contributor to the NSF/ANSI 455 Standards development process.

“The transition from a Board Position to the full-time leadership position was an inevitable progression for Allyn. His leadership and attention to detail makes him the perfect person to carry our mission forward,” says Mike Finamore Chairman of GRMA.

Since accepting the Executive Director [Read more]

2020-09-17T20:59:56-04:00September 17, 2020|News, Press Releases|

One for all: A deep dive into new GRMA standards

GRMA harmonizes standards for dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs and personal care products.

David Trosin | May 25, 2020

In the rapidly-changing world of retail, one challenge has been consistent: the complexity of compliance. Prior to the introduction of the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) NSF/ANSI 455 standards, safety and quality criteria varied across retailers, creating an ungainly (and for some smaller manufacturers, impossible) web of expectations and requirements in assessing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for entire aisles of consumer products.

Read more on Vita Foods Insights website.

2020-06-02T11:26:36-04:00June 2, 2020|News|

Brian Sharoff, president of PLMA, dies at 77

Since 1981, not long after the organization began, Brian Sharoff served as president of the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA). He died May 23 after a brief illness.

Over his nearly four decades leading the association, he oversaw its tremendous growth. The Private Label Trade Show in Chicago, for example, began in 1980, growing from an event with around 50 exhibitor booths to a massive event with 3,000 booths, thousands more in attendees, educational sessions and networking events.

Read the full post here.

 

2020-05-28T09:02:11-04:00May 28, 2020|News|

Gemini Pharmaceuticals Donates Over 7,000 N95 Respirator Masks to Mask a Hero NY

COMMACK, NY (April 15, 2020 ) — Gemini Pharmaceuticals, a family-owned manufacturer of dietary supplements and OTC pharmaceuticals based on Long Island, has worked with Mask A Hero NY to donate over 7000 N-95 style respirator masks to hospitals through Long Island and New York City.

New York State is currently epicenter of the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at the area hospitals is critically low. In partnering with Mask A Hero NY, Gemini Pharmaceuticals has donated over 7000 N95 respirator masks to the New York [Read more]

2020-05-06T16:33:31-04:00May 6, 2020|News|

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