ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Metagenics, Inc., a health sciences company, announced today that it was awarded the USP Quality Systems GMP Audited Certificate by USP for its Gig Harbor, Washington, manufacturing facilities. USP is a scientific, nonprofit, standards-setting organization that advances global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods. USP’s standards are used and relied upon in more than 140 countries.
Through the USP GMP Audit Program, Metagenics passed a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) audit of its facility and quality systems, including quality management, facilities and equipment, materials controls, production, packaging and labeling, and laboratory controls. Metagenics’ facilities and quality systems and processes were reviewed and verified as implementing FDA 21 CFR Part 111 GMPs and USP general chapter <2750> GMPs for dietary supplements.
USP’s GMP Audit Program was created in response to demand from dietary supplement manufacturers. The program provides assurance that manufacturers implement and go beyond FDA GMPs in their quality practices. USP is an authoritative source of GMP audits of dietary supplements manufacturers, not only because the United States Pharmacopeia-National Formulary (USP-NF) is recognized as an official compendium of scientific quality standards for dietary supplements and ingredients, but also because of USP’s leadership specifically in the area of dietary supplement GMPs.
“We were pleased to pass our USP GMP audit and receive our USP GMP certificate,” said Brent Eck, Metagenics CEO. “Our goal has always been to promote transparency, and participating in the USP GMP Audit Program is one more way we can show our commitment to manufacturing quality products that healthcare practitioners can trust.”
Metagenics is also certified by other independent third-party auditing bodies that monitor the quality, purity, and reliability of manufacturing processes to ensure they meet public health and safety standards. These include certifications for NSF® International GMPs and for NSF International Certified for Sport®. Metagenics has also successfully undergone audits by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Authority (TGA), known for its stringent and comprehensive guidelines, and the Natural and Non-Prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) in Canada.
Metagenics has also received gluten-free certification from the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, as well as verification on select products from the Non-GMO Project, a leading third-party verification organization for non-GMO foods and products.
To learn more about the USP GMP Audit Program, please visit http://www.usp.org/verification-services/gmp-audit-program.
About Metagenics, Inc.
Metagenics was founded on a revolutionary idea: Our genes do not predetermine our health potential, and through nutrition, we can impact how our genes express themselves. Embodied by our company motto — genetic potential through nutrition — this groundbreaking principle drives us to deliver high-quality, science-based nutritional supplements, medical foods, and lifestyle programs to support healthcare practitioners in their efforts to help patients achieve their health goals. With a range of nutritional solutions designed to support individual lifestyles, including non-GMO, gluten-free, and vegetarian offerings, we remain committed to supplying practitioners around the world with advanced tools to help improve patient outcomes.
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