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NSF Certifies Perrigo Good Sense® Products
Ann Arbor MI, 26 April 2002

NSF International announces the first national retail brand to receive certification through the NSF Dietary Supplements Certification Program. The Perrigo Company Good Sense® brand nutritional products that have been certified will be listed on the NSF consumer web site and in NSF certified product listing books.

Perrigo Company is the largest US manufacturer of store-brand and contract-manufacturing nutritional products. The company's store brand products can be found in drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchandising retail chains nationwide (www.perrigo.com).

The NSF Dietary Supplements Certification Program provides independent testing and verification of quality for supplement products and manufacturing processes. NSF conducts formula reviews, plant audits, and laboratory testing to determine conformance to NSF's national standard for dietary supplements.

This national standard was developed through a consensus process with participation from dietary supplement manufacturers, raw material suppliers, retailers, trade associations, academic researchers, public health practitioners, government officials and consumer groups. The standard provides methodology and evaluation criteria to verify ingredient identities and quantities. It also provides test criteria for specific contaminants and conformance to good manufacturing practices (GMPs).

"We feel the industry has lacked a meaningful benchmark in establishing a true definition of validating product quality. Because the NSF program is independent and based on consensus standards, it offers the credibility that we are proud to support," said Scott Sensenbrenner, Director of Marketing for Perrigo Nutrition.

"Individual product certifications are the next logical step to follow our NSF GMP Registration for contract manufacturers and continues to demonstrate our commitment to quality to our stakeholders including our retail partners and consumers," commented Mike Bradley, Director of Nutritional Scientific Affairs at Perrigo of South Carolina.

According to Dennis R. Mangino, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of NSF International, "The NSF Mark has been highly respected by manufacturers and industry leaders throughout our 58-year history. We congratulate Perrigo for taking a leadership position by obtaining NSF certification and GMP registration. This demonstrates a clear commitment to quality and to addressing consumer confidence."

NSF International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, supplies risk-management services in public health and safety. NSF services include product certification and safety audits for the food and water industries. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food Safety and Drinking Water Safety and Treatment. Serving companies in more than 83 countries, NSF was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI USA.


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