Multiple Third-Party Inspections Confirm NOW Quality
Bloomingdale, Ill. (May 29, 2018) – NOW® (www.nowfoods.com), the largest independent and family-owned manufacturer of natural products in the U.S. health food store channel, has expanded the company’s long list of third party quality and purity certifications. All NOW Solutions personal care products are UL® (Underwriters Laboratories) ISO 22716:2007 certified for production and quality control of cosmetic products made at both the Bloomingdale, Illinois and Sparks, Nevada facilities. ISO 22716 is an internationally recognized standard with requirements for the production, control, storage and shipment of cosmetic products to protect consumers by providing guidelines on how to deliver a safe end-product.
Also new, NOW’s entire line of quality natural foods is UL® Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level II Certified. SQF certification assures buyers and customers that food has been produced, processed and handled according to the highest standards. SQF is recognized by retailers and foodservice providers around the world who require a rigorous, credible food safety management system. This enhances NOW’s existing high standards for food products, which are all non-GMO and many are kosher and allergen free as well.
In 2016 NOW was one of the first manufacturers to be certified by UL for the dietary supplement manufacturing process. This certification from an independent 3rd party adds another layer of verification demonstrating that NOW’s quality system meets and exceeds the FDA requirements for good manufacturing practices. 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. Each facility will undergo a surveillance audit annually prior to renewal.
Another new third party certification NOW has earned is Informed Sport/Informed Choice for NOW® Sports products. The Informed-Sport logo on a NOW® Sports product assures that each and every production run of that product has been tested for banned substances by LGC, the leading globally recognized assurance program for anti-doping in sports nutrition products. Informed-Choice is the retail version of Informed-Sport where testing is only performed at the retail level; NOW® Sports products are both Informed-Sport and Informed-Choice certified, so testing occurs at the manufacturing facility and randomly at the retail level.
Product-specific verifications include:
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Founded by Elwood Richard in 1968 on the belief that natural is better, NOW 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, functional foods, sports nutrition and health and beauty products. NOW is committed to offering safe, affordable products of the highest quality, and is a highly regarded advocate in the natural products industry. After 50 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.