September 2022

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Get Ready for NSF/ANSI 455

Are you ready for NSF/ANSI 455-2 for dietary supplements? 173 Section 8 is being phased out. Get ready for the change from 173 to 455 by undertaking a GAP assessment.
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NSF/ANSI 173 Section 8 is phasing out and will be replaced by NSF/ANSI 455-2 for dietary supplements. The new certification differs from its predecessor. The standard was developed by the dietary supplement industry in accordance with 21 CFR Part 11, 21 CFR Part 111 and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Here, we look at the differences between the standards and what you can do to get NSF/ANSI 455-2 ready.

Differences Between NSF/ANSI 455 and NSF/ANSI 173

The new NSF/ANSI 455-2 is a consensus based national standard. Its biggest benefits to supplement manufacturers is that it will enable them to reduce their annual audit burden.

There are differences between NSF/ANSI 173 Section 8 and the new standard. NSF/ANSI 455-2 will:

  • Ensure that best practices are based on retailers’ requirements.
  • Be recognized by the Global Retailers and Manufacturers Alliance (GRMA).
  • Introduce a system that grades the severity of non-conformances.
  • Introduce a defined audit process that determines the duration of an audit, timelines for CAR reviews and ongoing monitoring requirements.

Who Needs To Prepare for NSF/ANSI 455

Manufacturers of dietary supplements need to be ready for the transition to the new standard. Manufacturers of ingredients, raw materials and components, as well as packaging and labeling companies, should also be preparing for NSF/ANSI 455 to demonstrate their commitment to public safety.

How Can Your Company Best Prepare for 455?

Book a gap assessment with our expert consulting team. They will assess your facility and procedures in advance of a certification audit. Our experts will work with you to identify issues that need to be addressed in advance of your certification audit.

Book a GAP Assessment With Our Consulting Team

Our consulting team can help you with your preparedness for the new standard by carrying out a gap assessment of your facility and practices. Talk to them today and be prepared for NSF/ANSI 455-2.

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