NOW is one of the first companies to be certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for their dietary supplement manufacturing process. The purpose of the UL® National Brand Certification Program (NBCP) is to assess the extent to which an organization conforms to the applicable regulations and/or standards regarding the products being manufactured.
This is the most recent certification in NOW’s long history of commitment to quality. The company was one of the first to be GMP certified when the Natural Products Association (NPA) pioneered GMP certification in 2000. In 2015, NPA partnered with UL to bring the ACLASS/ANAB Accreditation to their third party cGMP certification program. ACLASS/ANAB accreditation by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board demonstrates UL’s technical competence as a monitoring body.
“From sourcing quality ingredients, to comprehensive and sophisticated testing throughout the manufacturing process, NOW is committed to industry-leading quality,” said Aaron Secrist, NOW’s Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. “While we had no doubt that UL would find us worthy of certification, we’re pleased to have that confidence validated.”
Both NOW’s Bloomingdale, Illinois and Sparks, Nevada facilities have been audited and certified by UL. Each facility will undergo a surveillance audit annually prior to renewal.
“The UL seal is well recognized by consumers as indicating a manufacturer’s commitment to quality,” said Jim Emme, CEO of NOW Health Group. “While we have always been very transparent about the steps we take to ensure product quality, having the UL certification symbol on our website and in other marketing materials is an easily recognizable symbol that tells our customers we have been scrutinized, and meet high standards.”
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