The FDA sets Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards for manufacturing facilities producing dietary supplements.
All manufacturing facilities are required to follow GMP standards.
Whether they do is another question.
GMP regulations cover categories such as:
- Equipment verification
- Purity testing
- Record keeping, etc.
Following these standards is particularly important to avoid contamination from many sources, including salmonella.
How can a herbal supplement test positive for salmonella?
Failure to adhere to established regulations can result in product recalls, inventory seizure, substantial fines. In the case of Kraton the product was recalled due to salmonella contamination.
In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its first-ever mandatory food recall after some Kratom herbal supplements tested positive for salmonella, the agency announced on 4 April 2018. This made headline news worldwide.
So what’s the take home message?
This strongly highlights why it is important to do your research. Seek out a supplement brand and manufacturer you can trust.
Supplement users should do their homework before ingesting over the counter products.
The reason being, the FDA does not approve or review any non-prescription supplements. This is because they are exempt from their jurisdiction. That’s why it’s critically important for supplement users to do their homework before they buy and ingest any over the counter products.
So if you are a consumer, ask yourself why do you need this particular supplement? Then do your ow due diligence on the supplement manufacturer before purchasing. Research the known benefits and risks of any supplement you intend on using before you use it. (Ref: Sisel Blog)
Why SiselSafe Supplements?
Sisel International is a leading manufacturer of a complete line of dietary supplements. They manufacture everything in-house under GMP. Sisel is internationally renowned for formulating safe and effective supplements.
All Sisel products are manufactured in facilities compliant with FDA Good Manufacturing Practices standards.
Sisel issue a certification of analysis. This means that each and every ingredient used in the making of the supplement meets specified quality standards.
Sisel’s quality check involves multiple analysis:
- Testing for heavy metal analysis
- Micro analysis to determine if there’s any contamination (including salmonella)
- Purity analysis
- Chemical analysis to make sure that the ingredients ordered is what is received
- Rigorous testing to make sure Sisel Supplement Formulas meet high quality standards
- Sisel do not relying on the word of a third-party. Sisel do all the testing in house.
(Ref: The Sisel Show Episode 3)
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If you are on prescription drugs, always consult with your health care professional. Medication may interact with various supplements.