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NSF Voices Support for the Supplement OWL

Independent certifier says new online registry demonstrates supplement industry’s commitment to quality and safety

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF, a global public health organization and a leading certifier of dietary supplements, today announced its support of the recently launched Supplement OWL (Online Wellness Library).

“As a global organization with a mission of protecting and improving human health, we are pleased to see the supplement industry working together for greater accountability and transparency,” said Lori Bestervelt, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, NSF. “We believe the Supplement OWL will be a valuable tool for regulators, retailers and consumers and we applaud the Council for Responsible Nutrition and all the other organizations involved in creating it.”

Launched in April 2017, the Supplement OWL is the industry’s first publicly accessible registry of dietary supplement labels and related information.

NSF is the global leader in dietary supplement GMP facility registration with over 585 facilities registered around the world. NSF is also a leading certifier of dietary supplements globally, having developed the official American National Standard for dietary supplements (NSF/ANSI 173: Dietary Supplements). More than 1,000 supplement products and ingredients are certified to the NSF/ANSI 173 dietary supplement standard.

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, NSF ( 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 170 countries, NSF is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

Editor’s Note: To schedule an interview with an NSF expert, contact Thomas Frey, APR, at or +1 734.214.6242.

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