GMP, WHO, HACCP, USFDA, and ISO Certified - but wait, what do these even mean?

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      We take exceptional pride in the fact that our oils are sourced from GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice), WHO (World Health Organization), HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points), USFDA (United States Food and Drug Administration), and ISO (International Standardization Organization) certified supplier who adheres to strict quality standards!
      

       If you’re anything like me, you’re wondering what in the world do these abbreviations stand for? Well, I would be more than honored to explain.
 

        GMP or Good manufacturing practice gives specific guidelines that provide guidance for manufacturing, testing, and quality assurance to ensure that a food or drug product is safe for human consumption. Its basic principles are straight forward – clean and hygienic manufacturing area, controlled environment to prevent cross contamination, manuals in clear sight, employees and operators highly trained, efficient charting, and recalls are scrutinized under strict examination. Excellent for us!
 

       WHO or World Health Organization is a group of highly trained authority whom establishes and maintains effective collaboration with the United Nations, specialized agencies, governmental health administrations, professional groups and such other organizations as may be deemed appropriate when it comes to strengthening health standards. You will be getting ONLY the best.

       HACCP or Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points conducts hazard analysis to identify critical control points, establish critical limits for each critical control point, establish critical control point monitoring requirements, establish corrective actions, establish procedures for ensuring the HACCP system is working as intended and establish record keeping procedures. Woah, what a relief donor!
 

        USFDA or commonly known as the United States Food and Drug Administration. This is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, cosmetics, over the counter pharmaceutical drugs, etc.

       ISO or International Standardization Organization is an independent, non-governmental organization, the members of which are the standards organizations of the 163 member countries. It is the world's largest developer of voluntary international standards and facilitates world trade by providing common standards between nations. Nearly twenty thousand standards have been set covering everything from manufactured products and technology to food safety, agriculture, and healthcare.

       Use of the standards aids in the creation of products and services that are safe, reliable and of good quality. The standards help businesses increase productivity while minimizing errors and waste. By enabling products from different markets to be directly compared, they facilitate companies in entering new markets and assist in the development of global trade on a fair basis. The standards also serve to safeguard consumers and the end-users of products and services, ensuring that certified products conform to the minimum standards set internationally.
 

      So, there you have it! It’s all laid out in an easy to understand format that is rich in information. I hope this helps give you a sound mind as I promise top quality product, always!

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