Natural Health Products Industry Certifications
GFR Pharma holds a number of natural health product industry certifications to ensure the quality and label claims of your products. Our production employees are extensively trained to ensure compliance with regulations and maintain our high standards of quality.
GMP Compliant Manufacturer
GFR Pharma is a certified Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) manufacturer. Good manufacturing practices (GMPs) are guidelines that provide a system of processes, procedures and documentation to assure a product has the identity, strength, composition, quality and purity that appear on its label. Utilizing GMP guidelines assists companies in developing and maintaining proper controls in their manufacturing process.
Site Licences are issued by Health Canada to manufacturing sites that meet all the GMP requirements of the Natural Health Product Regulations. GFR Pharma holds a current natural health products manufacturer Site Licence.
Current Site Licence: #300079
NSF GMP Registered Dietary Supplement Manufacturer
NSF International’s GMP Registration Program enables manufacturers to become independently registered by NSF to meet GMP requirements. Earning GMP registration from NSF International verifies that GFR Pharma’s facility has the proper methods, equipment, facilities, and controls in place for producing and labeling dietary supplement products.
NSF GMPs were developed in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 21 CFR part 111 regulations for the manufacturing, packaging, and distribution of dietary supplements.
NSF GMP Registration gives GFR Pharma’s customers the assurance that proper controls are maintained in our manufacturing processes so that dietary supplement and natural health products are processed, manufactured and labeled in a consistent manner, and meet quality standards.
Certificate Number: C0308719-01
Pro-Cert Organic Manufacturer
GFR Pharma is certified by Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd to produce organic-certified supplements and foods. Pro-Cert provides North American manufacturers with third-party certification that is recognized globally. Pro-Cert is accredited under the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Canada Organic Regime (COR).
Organic certifications help reduce consumer confusion over Organic labels and facilitate the export of Canadian Organic products to foreign markets that require regulatory oversight.
Registered Dairy Processing Establishment
GFR Pharma is a registered Dairy Processing Establishment. Annual audits from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) verify that GFR Pharma continues to meet the safety and sanitary conditions necessary for processing products containing dairy. The Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) approach of the program is a systematic preventative approach to food safety that monitors critical processing steps and overall control systems.
The Registered Dairy Processing Establishment certification means that GFR Pharma products containing dairy are eligible for interprovincial and international exports, including exports to the European Union.
Certificate of Registration: #4479
Kosher Check Certified Establishment
GFR Pharma has been certified by Kosher Check (formerly known as BC Kosher) as a facility capable of manufacturing kosher products. GFR Pharma and Kosher Check will work with you to ensure that your product is made free of any substances or manufacturing practices prohibited under Kashrut regulations.
Kosher Check is a recognized member of the Association for Kashrut Organizations (AKO) and is the only agency in the world that requires their clients to be in good standing with all applicable food safety rules as a condition of kosher certification.
Kosher certification appeals to the Jewish market as well as non-religious target markets. Companies who produce certified kosher products can see a significant increase in sales from the enhanced perception of a product’s quality. Other customers including Muslims, Seventh Day Adventists, and vegetarians use kosher certifications as a reference point for their own dietary restrictions.