Mazza earns GMP for its clean-label botanical extraction facility

Mazza earns GMP for its clean-label botanical extraction facility

Mazza Innovation’s Delta, British Columbia botanical extraction facility is now a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility registered by NSF International.

Its facility produces clean-label botanical extracts for health, nutrition, beauty and personal care products using its PhytoClean water-based extraction method. The process is a significant quality and earth-friendly advance beyond current industry solvent-based extraction technologies, and the company has already achieved organic certification under the US, Canadian, European and Japanese organic regimes.

Earning GMP registration verifies that Mazza’s botanical extract production facility has the proper methods, equipment, facilities and controls in place for producing dietary supplement ingredients at a consistently high level of quality.

NSF’s certification parameters were developed in accordance with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 21 CFR part 111 regulations for the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of dietary supplements. Utilising GMP guidelines assists companies to develop and maintain proper controls in their manufacturing processes so that products are manufactured and labelled in a consistent manner while meeting quality standards.

Benjamin Lightburn, Mazza Innovation President, said: “We’ve had an outstanding response from so many potential customers since we opened our new production facility earlier this year, and GMP registration confirms to the marketplace that Mazza has the quality processes to match its exciting innovative technology. We view GMP registration as a significant company milestone.”

Dr. Cheryl Luther, General Manager, Dietary Supplement Program, NSF International, said: “NSF International is the leader in dietary supplement GMP facility registrations, and Mazza Innovation joins over 567 NSF GMP-registered facilities who have met the requirements of the most rigorous GMP program available.”

NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 165 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.