Announcing our 2022 and 2023 Award Winners

It is with great pleasure that we announce and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our dedicated members and representatives from member organizations. Each year, we have the privilege of acknowledging exemplary contributions that advance quality and safety standards in the health and wellness industry, and today, we are thrilled to introduce the award winners for both 2022 and 2023.

🏆 2022 Award Winners

GRMA Ambassador – George Paraskevakos (IPA)

George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of the International Probiotics Association (IPA), is the recipient of the 2022 GRMA Ambassador Award. George has played a crucial [Read more]

2024-03-20T18:21:51-04:00January 2, 2024|News|

Verified with Confidence: Wegmans’ Commitment to Quality, Safety, and Transparency

Everything our food safety and quality assurance team does is done in the best interest of our customers. It’s with that goal in mind that we launched our Verified with Confidence program for all dietary supplement products sold at Wegmans.

Doing what’s right for our customers. That’s the single, simple, guiding principle that Wegmans’ food safety and quality assurance team lives by. Everything they do is done in the best interest of our customers, and to build on the quality, trust, and transparency they’ve come to expect from us.

[Read more]

2023-01-12T10:09:55-05:00January 12, 2023|News|

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
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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|

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