Since 2001, Natren has been routinely audited by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and other third party agencies. The TGA is part of the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care and Australia is a signatory to the Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention (PIC). Natren was one of the pioneers in receiving the Medicinal Foods certification from the TGA which signifies that range of products manufactured by Natren are complaint with the requirements of the Australian Code of Good Manufacturing Practice- Medicinal products, which encompasses all the recommendations of the World Health Organization and PIC in relation to GMP.
Due to the most dramatic changes in Australian health food industry, Natren decided to pull out of the Australian market in 2018. As we stopped selling our products in Australia, it didn't make sense to keep up with exorbitant costs associated with TGA audits. Natren looked into other auditing agencies and worked with NSF for a preliminary audit and felt that NSF's requirement were inappropriate and not applicable to Natren's manufacturing. Natren is a completely dry manufacturing facility and the requirements which are applicable to a wet manufacturing plant shouldn't be applicable to a facility like ours. Natren is currently looking into other auditing agencies which are well known in the dietary supplement industry.
In addition, Natren periodically undergoes regulatory inspections from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA),United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) without objectionable observations. Natren takes great pride and effort to promote continuous improvement by maintaining our quality standards to meet and exceed industry GMP, and health and safety regulatory requirements.