What are cGMPs?

cGMPs are current Good Manufacturing Practices as defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  In 2007, FDA put into effect a rule that governs how dietary supplements are manufactured, held and distributed.  This rule, called 21 CFR 111, is the standard to which FDA holds dietary supplement companies through rigorous on-site inspections.  These stringent rules originated from the pharmaceutical industry and their purpose is to ensure that consumers are receiving supplements of the highest quality and purity.  At Natura, we take this challenge very seriously, and strive to go above and beyond what the law requires of us. 

What kinds of cGMPs are included in 21 CFR 111?

21 CFR 111 governs everything from the production and process controls that must be implemented and documented throughout the manufacturing process of a dietary supplement, to the way that product is stored and delivered, and even the way that product feedback and returns are processed and documented.  More information is available about the specifics of this rule at the FDA website here.

What does Natura do to comply with cGMPs?

At Natura, we think about quality and compliance with every decision that we make about our products.  We have a full-time staff position dedicated to meeting and exceeding the expectations of FDA and other regulatory authorities.  Our Compliance Coordinator is responsible for assuring that our holding, distributing and manufacturing facilities are always in compliance with the laws that govern our industry, so our customers can rest assured that they are receiving the highest quality product on the market.  By performing our own internal audits as well as working directly with FDA during their audits of our facilities, we are able to constantly update and improve our compliance procedures to ensure the identity, potency and purity of our products.