Tuesday, October 23, 2007

US Apitherapy Products Firm Earns ‘Good Manufacturing Practices’ Certification

Beehive Botanicals Earns GMP Certification

Beehive Botanicals of Hayward, Wis., recently achieved Good Manufacturing Practices certification by the NSF under new standards established specifically for dietary supplements. (Each Beehive Botanicals product includes bee-collected pollen, royal jelly, propolis, or honey.)

The Good Manufacturing Practices Program (GMP) for dietary supplements was published in June 2007. The final draft of the publication took four years to complete.

“In anticipation of industry-wide changes, we’ve worked diligently over the past several years to achieve federal GMP certification. The benefit to our customers who rely on us for manufacturing their products is twofold. First, we are prepared to advise them on their responsibilities for meeting the new regulations. Next, because we’re GMP certified, each batch manufactured here will meet federal specifications for identity, purity, dosage strength and composition,” explained Linda Graham, CEO and president of Beehive Botanicals.

Third party audits ensure that standard operating procedures for every aspect of dietary supplement manufacturing meet the new standards.

Because Graham and her staff have worked all along with customers on quality enhancements toward GMP certification, the Hayward manufacturer is ahead of the game. Manufacturers that never operated under GMP programs, as well as those using former GMP program measures, must quickly invest time and money to be compliant.

Find more at online at http://www.beehivebotanicals.net/

* Dedicated to Purity, Integrity and Quality since 1972
* The largest dealer of bee propolis in North America
* A member of the International Bee Research Association (IBRA)
* A member of the American Apitherapy Association
* A member of the American Herbal Products Association
* A member of the TruLabel Program

Contact: Sally Gagan, Operation Manager, (715) 634-4274

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