I wish people were not so naive as to believe a PDF document, said Oskar Thorvaldsson with PureNSM. Brand owners and people working for supplement brands often ask manufacturers if they can email them a PDF of their GMP certification. This is a horrible idea!
Never trust a GMP certification unless you get it by clicking a link to the certifying body. Not only can PDFs be easily manipulated, in the case of NSF they don’t tell the entire story. It’s the same thing with Certificate of Analysis!
The fact of the matter is that for years the certifications that NSF issues are exactly the same for three classes of facilities, manufacturers, distributors, and warehouse facilities.
“That’s right they are absolutely identical”, said Oskar Thorvaldsson, CEO of PureNSM, he maintains that, “Because it’s about 100 times more expensive to obtain a GMP certification for a manufacturing facility than it is for a warehouse or distribution facility, many factories or what you call contract manufacturing organizations (CMO) out there mislead their customers by talking about GMP certification for a manufacturing facility next to a link to an image of their GMP certification from NSF that they received for registering with NSF as a warehouse facility. This is actually very common!”
Directions to Label Owners on How Not Get Scammed
Please look at the image. Here are the directions on how to avoid being scammed by a CMO. Here are the questions you need to ask:
- What is the address I pick the products up at? Is this the same address its manufactured at?
Oskar Thorvaldsson was told by a NSF Senior Account Manager, Health Sciences Certification, Jen Gibbons that: “Further confusion will (also) be resolved with the transition to the NSF/ANSI 455 program as all product technologies and types will be listed on both the NSF public listing page as well as each facility’s certificate.”
An Investment Opportunity:
VeriGMP Lab Logistics and Quality Communication System
100% Compostable Vitamin Bottles
PureNSM Group plans to go public within a year. However we are now raising funds (Equity Crowd Funding) to disrupt both quality communication in the industry with the VeriGMP® system as well as promoting the use of 100% compostable vitamin bottles. Both projects are welcomed by many brand owners. (link to investment plans)
The story of PureNSM Group started in 1993 when we established our supplement factory. We now have 45,000 sq ft, over $14m in revenue and over $4m in sales from our own brand of supplements. We have a fully GMP trained staff. Certified GMP by UL since 2017 and by NSF since 2014.