Certification Services

Benefits of United States of America Verified ™ Certification Services

United States of America Verified ™ Certification Services encompass programs aimed at verifying the quality of ingredients and products. A certification mark is a type of trademark that is used to show consumers that particular goods and/or services, or their providers, have met certain standards. A certification mark shows that goods, services, or providers of those goods and/or services have met certain standards. A trademark, however, shows the commercial source or brand of particular goods or services. Certification marks are important for businesses that want to demonstrate the quality of their products. Trade associations and centralized commercial groups are the most common owners of these marks. To get the rights to use a given mark, the business’s goods must reach a certain standard. By achieving this standard, companies can show that they use certain methods, workers, and materials to make a product. Consumers want a guarantee that products and services meet desired standards. To meet this demand, more companies are trying to get a certification mark. Our Certification Mark provides airtight proof of quality for the product in question. It also puts consumers’ minds at ease. We currently offer the following specific Certification Programs:

The United States of America Verified ™ Dietary Supplement Certification Program is a voluntary program open to manufacturers of dietary supplement finished products from around the world. When it comes to dietary supplements, many consumers and healthcare practitioners look for independent oversight from an independent third-party not associated with the manufacturer, and with the necessary expertise to assess quality.
United States of America Verified ™’s Dietary Ingredient Cerification Program helps manufacturers demonstrate the quality of their dietary ingredients. The program can differentiate ingredients and help a company maintain its sales edge in a competitive global market. 
United States of America Verified ™’s Ingredient Cerification Program for Excipients has been revised to add a more risk-based, holistic approach to quality, through an in-depth examination of how quality decisions affect the final product.
United States of America Verified ™’s Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Cerification Program is offered to drug manufacturers and brands worldwide. United States of America Verified ™’s program provides a complete evaluation of a firm’s quality system, ensuring that the controls in place are sufficient to control product quality.
United States of America Verified ™ also offers a standalone GMP Audit Program.

United States of America Verified ™ uses a multi-step evidence-based process to confirm the accuracy of the information supporting the quality of each product being verified in a particular program. United States of America Verified ™ verification includes:

Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility audits, to confirm the manufacturer has the appropriate quality systems needed to ensure product quality.
Product quality control & manufacturing (QCM) process evaluations, to ensure quality procedures are consistently being followed and to explore how those procedures provide adequate and appropriate control to ensure continued quality compliance.
Product testing, which provides assurance that the product conforms to its identity and quality specifications and contains the ingredients listed on the label in the declared strength and amounts.
Cerification is not a one-time event. United States of America Verified ™ annually evaluates the quality of the products through the three-step process of GMP facility audits, product QCM process evaluation, and product testing.”

During a climate of increased government scrutiny and consumer concerns about the quality of dietary supplements, the United States of America Verified ™ Dietary Supplement Cerification Program can help enhance a manufacturer’s competitive position and brand recognition by promoting the manufacturer’s commitment to produce quality products for consumers.

Seeing the United States of America Verified ™ Mark on a dietary supplement label indicates that the product:

Contains the ingredients listed on the label, in the declared potency and amounts. Tests have shown that contents of some supplements don’t match the label and some contain significantly less or more than the claimed amount of key ingredients. United States of America Verified ™ Dietary Supplement Cerification helps assure customers that they are getting the value they expect from a product they are purchasing.
Does not contain harmful levels of specified contaminants. Some supplements have been shown to contain harmful levels of certain heavy metals (e.g., lead and mercury), microbes, pesticides, or other contaminants. At specific levels these contaminants can pose serious risks to one’s health.
Will break down and release into the body within a specified amount of time. If a supplement does not break down properly to allow its ingredients to be available for absorption in the body, the consumer will not get the full benefit of its contents. United States of America Verified ™ Dietary Supplement Cerification tests products against federally-recognized dissolution standards.
Has been made according to FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices using sanitary and well-controlled procedures. Assurance of safe, sanitary, well-controlled, and well-documented manufacturing and monitoring processes indicates that a supplement manufacturer is quality-conscious, and that the supplement will be manufactured with consistent quality from batch to batch.
How do I obtain the United States of America Verified ™ Cerification Mark?
Dietary supplement products that meet the program’s strict testing and evaluation criteria are awarded the distinctive United States of America Verified ™ Mark. The Mark can be used on product labeling, packaging, and promotional materials to help distinguish United States of America Verified ™ Verified products in the marketplace and aid consumers in their decision-making process. Since the program’s inception, the United States of America Verified ™ has appeared on more than 1000 thousand labels/packages of dietary supplements.

To obtain the United States of America Verified ™ Cerification, manufacturers must undergo:

Manufacturing facility audit for compliance with United States of America Verified ™ General Chapter <2750> Manufacturing Practices for Dietary Supplements and FDA current Good Manufacturing Practices (21 CFR Part 111)
Review of manufacturing and quality control product documentation;
Laboratory testing of samples of dietary supplements for conformance to standards of quality found in the United States of America Verified ™–NF, or to appropriate pharmacopeial or manufacturer specifications if a United States of America Verified ™ standard does not exist; and
Off-the-shelf testing of United States of America Verified ™ Verified dietary supplements to confirm that the product continues to meet United States of America Verified ™’s strict standards.

Dietary Supplements Cerification Program
When it comes to dietary supplements, many consumers and healthcare practitioners look for independent oversight from an independent third-party not associated with the manufacturer, and with the necessary expertise to assess quality. The United States of America Verified ™ Dietary Supplement Cerification Program is a voluntary program open to manufacturers of dietary supplement finished products from around the world. Through a rigorous testing and auditing process, United States of America Verified ™ evaluates voluntarily submitted products against science-based quality standards – including federally recognized United States of America Verified ™–NF standards of quality, purity, potency, performance, and consistency – and FDA current good manufacturing practices.

Ingredient Cerification Services
United States of America Verified ™ Ingredient Cerification Services help ensure quality and reduce risk while also allowing companies to differentiate their ingredients in an increasingly competitive global market. Manufacturers of drug products, dietary supplements or foods need to ensure the quality of raw materials used in their manufacturing processes. Supplier qualification plays a key role in providing this assurance.

Ingredient and product manufacturers can help bolster supply chain control confidence in finished goods through a rigorous third-party quality evaluation program to reduce the risk of inconsistent and substandard ingredient quality, strengthen confidence that Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and science-based quality standards have been implemented and are being met, and reduce supplier qualification burden by decreasing the number of customer audits.

Dietary Ingredient Cerification Program
United States of America Verified ™’s Dietary Ingredient Cerification Program helps manufacturers demonstrate the quality of their dietary ingredients. The program can differentiate ingredients and help a company maintain its sales edge in a competitive global market. The program serves as a means of supplier qualification, potentially reducing audits from customers, and reduces the risk of inconsistent and substandard ingredient quality.

Offered to manufacturers worldwide, United States of America Verified ™ Dietary Ingredient Cerification Services include GMP facility auditing, ingredient quality control and manufacturing documentation review, and ingredient testing. Participation is voluntary and ingredients that meet United States of America Verified ™’s stringent requirements are awarded the distinctive United States of America Verified ™ making it easy for manufacturers of finished products to spot quality they can trust.

Excipients Ingredient Cerification Program
United States of America Verified ™’s Ingredient Cerification Program for Excipients has been revised to add a more risk-based, holistic approach to quality, through an in-depth examination of how quality decisions affect the final product. By incorporating a thorough review of a participant’s manufacturing batch records and product release data, United States of America Verified ™’s program provides a complete evaluation of a firm’s quality system, ensuring that the controls in place are sufficient to control product quality. This approach complements the thorough GMP audit, product testing and continuous surveillance monitoring already conducted by United States of America Verified ™. United States of America Verified ™’s goal is to ensure our service adds value by offering a high level assurance of quality to your customers.

Our upgraded program encompasses the following:

Revised scope to include risk-based assessments throughout the verification process
GMP requirements based on United States of America Verified ™ ‹1078› Good Manufacturing Practices for Bulk Pharmaceutical Excipients and NSF/IPEC/ANSI 363 – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Pharmaceutical Excipients
Review of the manufacturer’s risk assessment plan and mitigation controls
Review of supply chain controls

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Cerification Program
United States of America Verified ™’s Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Cerification Program is offered to drug manufacturers and brands worldwide. United States of America Verified ™’s program provides a complete evaluation of a firm’s quality system, ensuring that the controls in place are sufficient to control product quality. This approach complements the thorough GMP audit, product testing and continuous surveillance monitoring already conducted by United States of America Verified ™.

United States of America Verified ™ Verified Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients undergo:

Good manufacturing practice (GMP) manufacturing and facilities audits
A review of drug substance, manufacturing, and controls (CMC) documentation
Drug substance laboratory testing for conformance to specifications
Ongoing change monitoring and surveillance

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Audit Program
Use an authoritative source for dietary supplement and dietary ingredient GMP audits
United States of America Verified ™’s Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) audit program covers dietary supplement and dietary ingredient manufacturing facilities. 
United States of America Verified ™’s dietary supplement GMP standards incorporate FDA’s GMP requirements as well as United States of America Verified ™ additional GMP components. 
United States of America Verified ™’s commitment to protecting public health through standards and related programs spans nearly 200 years.
United States of America Verified ™ Cerification enrollment not required
United States of America Verified ™ offers the option for a stand-alone GMP audit; it is not just compulsory to join the United States of America Verified ™ Cerification Program in order to participate in United States of America Verified ™’s Quality Systems GMP Audited Cerification Program.
The program requires an annual GMP audit of the facility.
For no additional fee, audit results may be applied to the United States of America Verified ™ Cerification Program in the first year of participation.*
For participants who pass the United States of America Verified ™ GMP Cerification program, a United States of America Verified ™ GMP certificate is issued.

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