GRMA, Inc Certification Program v1.2 Gains GFSI Recognition

Paris and King of Prussia, 14 May 2024 – The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalition of Action on food safety, and Global Retailer & Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) are pleased to announce that GRMA, Inc Certification Program v1.2, NSF/ANSI 455-2 Dietary Supplements has successfully achieved recognition against GFSI Benchmarking Requirements v2020. The recognition encompasses GFSI Scope K – Production of (Bio) Chemicals and Bio-Cultures Used as Food Ingredients or Processing Aids in Food Production. The GFSI Steering Committee took this decision on 6 May 2024.

Allyn Shultis, Executive [Read more]

2024-05-14T14:06:38-04:00May 14, 2024|Press Releases|

Agreement of Cooperation: Global Retailer & Manufacturer Alliance & American Council of Independent Laboratories

GRMA & ACIL commitment to collaboration, advances dietary supplement product integrity, promoting scientific creditability and inclusion.

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, UNITED STATES, May 7, 2024 / An agreement of cooperation has been reached between the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance Inc (GRMA) and the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL).

Both organizations have an underlying commitment to collaboration, inclusion and promoting scientific creditability amongst our members and the broader industry. The purpose of this agreement is to establish the terms and conditions under which the two organizations will work [Read more]

2024-05-06T09:25:27-04:00May 7, 2024|Press Releases|

Eurofins Attains Full Accreditation as a GRMA Certification Body

Eurofins is the latest major international group to be fully accredited under GRMA’s Health & Wellness GMP Certification Program for Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics, and Over-the-counter Drugs.

April 2, 2024

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KING OF PRUSSIA, PA. – Eurofins Food Assurance US, a member of the Eurofins Scientific Group – the Luxembourg-based international group of life science companies, is the latest Accredited Certification Body (CB) to partner with the Global Retail and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA).

Eurofins Food Assurance is now a fully Accredited and Approved CB [Read more]

2024-04-03T12:06:20-04:00April 2, 2024|Press Releases|

Eurofins to Start GRMA’s Approved Certification Body Process

Eurofins is the latest major international group to participate in GRMA’s Health & Wellness GMP Certification Program for Dietary Supplements, Cosmetics, & Over the Counter Drugs.

January 18, 2023

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KING OF PRUSSIA, PA. – Eurofins Food Assurance US a member of the Eurofins Scientific Group, the Luxembourg-based international group of life science companies, is the latest Authorized Certification Body (CB) to partner with the Global Retail and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA).

“We’re excited that the GRMA continues to attract globally respected organizations like Eurofins to [Read more]

2023-01-18T15:57:07-05:00January 18, 2023|Press Releases|

GRMA Announces New Board Members

Adora Parker and Neshat Soofi join GRMA Governance Board

June 2, 2022

 

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KING OF PRUSSIA, PA. – The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) announced Adora Parker from Dollar Tree/Family Dollar Stores and Neshat Soofi from JIT Experts Hive as the newest members of its diverse and talented Governance Board.

“We’re thrilled to add Adora and Neshat to the board,” said GRMA Board President Mike Finamore. “Adora’s extensive experience in compliance and quality assurance, along with Neshat’s background in just-in-time supply chain management, deepen our roots in those key business [Read more]

2022-06-07T09:06:50-04:00June 1, 2022|Press Releases|

Walgreens Brand Vitamins and Supplements Become First to Carry UL Verified Mark

UL’s Marketing Claim Verification Mark on Walgreens brand vitamins and supplements packaging demonstrates to consumers that ingredients are as listed on the Nutritional and Supplement Facts panels.

NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — UL, a global safety science leader, today announced that Walgreens, an integrated healthcare pharmacy and retail leader, has earned a UL Verified Mark. This year, the UL Verified Mark will begin appearing on Walgreens brand vitamins and supplements. Ingredients listed on the product’s nutritional or supplement facts panel are now verified by UL – the first time the [Read more]

2022-06-01T11:05:19-04:00June 1, 2022|Press Releases|

AOAC INTERNATIONAL and Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance Announce New Partnership to Advance Product Safety Goals

Media Contacts
Katie Bergmann, AOAC Communications Manager
kbergmann@aoac.org
240-801-8657

Allyn Shultis, GRMA Executive Director
ashultis@grmalliance.org
(610) 945-1797

 

Rockville, Maryland, January 24, 2022 – AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) and the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in December 2021. This MOU establishes a strategic partnership to help advance their shared goals around consumer product safety standards.

AOAC is an association of government, industry, and academic leaders in analytical science. Its primary goal is to develop standards that ensure food safety and integrity. GRMA shares the same goals for advancing quality standards in health [Read more]

2022-01-21T15:48:49-05:00January 24, 2022|Press Releases|

The GRMA (Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance) Partners with IPA (International Probiotics Association) to Create Unique Quality and Safety Standards for Probiotics

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (December 6, 2021) – The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) announced a new partnership with industry leader International Probiotics Association (IPA). Together, the GRMA and IPA will establish a Probiotics Working group set to harmonize GMP requirements for probiotic dietary supplements.

George Paraskevakos, IPA Executive Director, shares, “Harmonized certification for probiotics is much needed. Probiotics are a unique category and need to be treated as such when they are being manufactured as finished products. Increasing quality standards through a certification program will ensure consumers and healthcare [Read more]

2021-12-06T18:03:45-05:00December 6, 2021|Press Releases|

Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance Selects Intact to Develop “GRMAuditsphere” Auditing Platform

GRMAuditsphere serves the global dietary supplements, cosmetics, and OTC drug products industry as a portal for all information related to certifications, auditors, and audit results. 

Pennsylvania, USA (Nov 02, 2021) – The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) has announced the selection of Intact to develop and advance the GRMAuditsphere – the global product safety and quality management system developed by the GRMA. Along with the GRMA certification program, GRMAuditsphere serves the worldwide dietary supplements, cosmetics, and OTC industry as the repository of all relevant data related to audits and certification.

The new GRMAuditsphere is [Read more]

2021-11-01T10:08:42-04:00November 1, 2021|Press Releases|

The GRMA Announces Board Members Updates

New board members bring fresh perspectives to advancing quality and safety standards

Pennsylvania, October 19, 2021: The Global Retail and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) is excited to announce the appointment of two new board members, Holly Korteway with Perrigo and Jeff Brams with Garden of Life.

In addition to Board responsibilities, Holly will also serve on the GRMA Technical Committee. Jeff will chair the soon-to-launch GRMA Scientific Review Committee.

GRMA Board Director Norma Jean Despain shares, “We are excited to have Holly and Jeff join the Board of Directors. Their expertise and knowledge in [Read more]

2021-10-18T17:14:55-04:00October 18, 2021|Press Releases|

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