NOW Foods Sparks Facility Inspected; NPA GMP Certification Issued For All NOW’s US Manufacturing
Sparks, NV (December 5, 2013) – NOW Foods’ second US manufacturing facility, located in Sparks, Nevada, has been inspected and included under the company’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification through the Natural Products Association’s (NPA) GMP certification program.
“We built the Sparks facility to reflect the same high quality standards and capabilities as our Bloomingdale facility, which means that it will not matter to customers where the product is made - they will receive the same high quality product,” said Aaron Secrist, noted industry quality and regulatory expert and NOW Foods Quality & Regulatory Manager.
For nearly a decade, NOW’s Western Distribution facility in Sparks has served the needs of customers in the western states, but rapidly growing demand led the company to break ground in 2011 on a new, much larger facility that included manufacturing capabilities. NOW began manufacturing products in January 2013 in this second location, a 165,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution center that includes softgel-manufacturing capabilities, another first for the company.
In addition, NOW Foods maintains on-site laboratory facilities at Sparks that include two high performance liquid chromatographs (HPLC),two gas chromatographs (GC), and an Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectometer (ICPMS) with ample room for additional instrumentation. This second lab facility supports the stellar quality standards of the Bloomingdale, IL labs.
NOW’s Bloomingdale facility, one of the first in the industry to receive third party GMP certification, has been GMP certified by NPA since 2000.
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. 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.