ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Launches Accreditat
NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has launched a new pilot accreditation program for the Global Retail and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) certification scheme. The scheme focuses on a wide range of non-food product categories, including dietary supplements, consumer products, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, cosmetics, and personal care products.
ANAB's accreditation program will operate in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065, General requirements for bodies operating product certification systems, and the GRMA's certification scheme, which incorporates the following American National Standards (ANS) developed by NSF International:
These auditing standards are intended to:
"Having a single standard for each product category for use by all certification bodies will allow those in industry to use their certification to meet multiple customer and retailer needs," said R. Douglas Leonard, ANAB vice president for product, inspection, laboratory, and related activities. "Retailers and manufacturers can reference the ANSI-approved Good Manufacturing Practices standards as evidence of their commitment to quality, safety, transparency, and regulatory compliance."
ANAB will accept applications for the pilot accreditation program from February 12, 2020, through April 12, 2020. To learn more about the requirements and begin the application process, visit https://anab.ansi.org/product-certification/sector-programs or contact Roger Muse ([email protected]; 414-501-5455) or Nikki Jackson ([email protected]; 202-331-3623).
The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is the largest multi-disciplinary ISO/IEC 17011 accreditation body in North America, with comprehensive signatory status across the multilateral recognition arrangements of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF). The ANAB accreditation portfolio includes management systems certification bodies, calibration and testing labs, product certification bodies, personnel credentialing organizations, forensic test and calibration service providers, inspection bodies, police crime units, greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers.
ANAB is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system and strengthening its impact, both domestically and internationally.
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SOURCE American National Standards Institute