GMP certification and food supplements explained:
The supplement industry is a big and growing business where products continue to evolve and diversify. With the growing number of people in the UK having certain dietary conditions, such as vegetarians, vegans and those with food allergies, the supplement industry has responded and developed products to suit those needs. However, not all products are developed to the same high quality standards that consumers expect.
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) is a standard of production that manufacturers must meet. It ensures their products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. GMP certification is required for medicines, yet food supplements are not required by law to hold a GMP certification which can lead to varying levels of quality standards.
At Head East we believe that quality ingredients and the highest manufacturing standards are an absolute requirement. Therefore, we work with an excellent, GMP certified manufacturer to ensure that all of our raw ingredients are thoroughly tested and that the products coming off the production line are of the highest quality.
To gain GMP certification, manufacturers are frequently visited by agents of the regulatory body. The agents will check every aspect of the manufacturing process. This includes the quality of ingredients, hygiene, the reliability of the machinery, the quality of finished products and even record keeping. If a manufacturer meets all the criteria, the GMP certification will be awarded.
Why does a GMP certification matter to you?
It is important to look out for GMP certification when purchasing food supplements. The certification gives you complete confidence that the product you are buying meets the highest standards of production.
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