Does a CGMP or GMP seal or certification mean a dietary supplement product is safe or approved

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) law requires that nutritional supplement companies prepare their products according to present Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) as described in 21 CFR 111. These necessities help ensure that dietary supplement products are manufactured, organized, and stored properly and meet certain quality standards. Manufacturers, distributors, and importers of dietary supplements are accountable for complying with CGMPs, which include instructions for manufacturers to keep widespread records and to test ingredients (prior to manufacturing) and products (prior to distributing). Supplement companies often put a seal or stamp on their website or product labels with words such as “Certified GMP,” “FDA Approved Facility,” or “CGMP Inspected Facility.” There is no “official” seal or stamp, and misuse of FDA’s logo is illegal. FDA does not approve or certify facilities or dietary supplement products. Instead, companies must comply with CGMP regulations. These systems require that they produce and test their finished products in a way that eliminate the possibility of accidental contamination or tainting and ensure that the ingredients on the label match what’s in the product.