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NOW® Quality & Regulatory Manager Addresses GMP Compliance

Bloomingdale, Ill. (September 24, 2013) – NOW® Foods Quality & Regulatory Manager Aaron Secrist shared the nuts and bolts of the record keeping so vital in managing and demonstrating dietary supplements product quality in a digital summit produced by Natural Products Insider today.

Aaron’s session, Master Manufacturing and Batch Production Records, helps marketers as well as manufacturers understand the essential nature of master manufacturing records (MMRs) and batch production records (BPRs) to cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) compliance. Attendees gained an understanding of FDA expectations regarding the required elements of MMRs and BPRs, the relationship between the MMR and BPR, how to audit MMRs and BPRs for compliance and FDA's expectations for having this type of documentation available during an inspection for each business type (manufacturers and own label distributors).

The online event was attended in real time, and is also archived on the Insider website. click here for archived presentation

Aaron has more than 20 years of experience in the dietary supplements industry. Before joining NOW, he provided regulatory consulting services in the industry, including conducting GMP (good manufacturing practice) audits under the Natural Product Association (NPA) GMP certification program. He has also been a speaker at many dietary supplement GMP education seminars under the auspices of the NPA, which he continues to do.

About NOW Foods: Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968 on the belief that natural Is better, NOW Foods has grown from a small family operation into one of the most highly respected manufacturers in the natural products industry. Still a family-owned company today, NOW provides customers with a comprehensive approach to wellness by offering more than 1,400 dietary supplements, foods, sports nutrition and personal care products that are As Natural As Can Be™. NOW Foods is committed to offering safe, affordable products of the highest quality, and is a highly regarded advocate in the natural products industry. Its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bloomingdale, Ill., has been GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)-certified since 2000 and its in-house laboratory capabilities are among the best in the industry. The company has over 900 employees, and its products are sold in more than 80 countries. After 45 years in the natural products industry, NOW remains committed to its original mission – to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.