September 30, 2008
Mannatech Continues Commitment to Product Quality With Two Additional Certifications From NSF International
Mannatech, Incorporated (NASDAQ: MTEX), a leading developer and provider of dietary supplements and skin care solutions, today announced that the purity of Mannatech's PLUS(TM) and Ambrotose AO(R) glyconutritional supplements has been certified to show they meet their label claims for ingredients and purity by NSF International, an independent, accredited testing organization. In June, Mannatech received certifications from NSF for its Ambrotose(R) and Advanced Ambrotose(TM) products.
The products were certified according to the NSF/ANSI 173 Dietary Supplement Standard--the only American National Standard for dietary supplements. Mannatech intends to carry the NSF certification mark on the supplements' labels and promotional materials to demonstrate compliance.
"Mannatech is committed to pursuing the highest standards of product quality and science. Not only did we earn NSF certification, but we ensure all our manufacturing partners adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), our industry's standards for ensuring high quality products," said Marika Berkley, vice president of global regulatory affairs and quality assurance for Mannatech. "Customers need to know that our products always meet these high standards and that they will never be compromised."
NSF International--a not-for-profit, public health certification organization--ensures a product's label reflects the contents of the supplement, that all ingredients are openly disclosed on the label and that the product's purity is acceptable. Additionally, NSF assesses each manufacturing site to ensure it complies with GMPs; NSF will not certify a product unless the manufacturer meets all the rigorous audit requirements.
"By obtaining certification for two additional products, Mannatech continues to demonstrate its dedication and commitment to excellence," said Ed Wyszumiala, general manager of NSF's dietary supplements programs.
Mannatech will continue working with NSF to certify additional products in Mannatech's portfolio.
Mannatech, Incorporated, is a global wellness solutions provider of innovative, high quality, proprietary nutritional supplements, topical and skin care products, and weight management products sold through independent associates and members located in the United States and the international markets of Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Denmark, Germany, and South Africa. For more information please visit www.mannatech.com or www.allaboutmannatech.com.
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