Free GRMA webinar on new ANSI-accredited auditing standards

Free GRMA webinar on new ANSI-accredited auditing standards

Webinar recording and handouts

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Webinar Details

Recorded: Feb. 26, 2019
Duration: 2 hours 
Cost: Free
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AHPA partnered with the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) to present this free webinar on February 26, 2019 to provide the herbal industry with specific details on the benefits and implementation costs of the new GRMA ANSI-accredited auditing standards.

GRMA's recently-developed audit integrity program is aimed at eliminating “audit fatigue,” redundancy and associated costs in the areas of cosmetics/personal care, dietary supplements and over-the-counter drugs.

GRMA was formed to develop an auditing scheme that utilized consensus-based quality system standards for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) through the American National Standards process in several industries.

The standards were finalized in December of 2018 with NSF International, an ANSI accredited standards development organization (SDO). GRMA is using the ANSI standards development process to develop unique GMP audits that include audit processes and requirements for certification bodies, and a robust audit integrity program. GRMA is also in the development process with additional standards to address other aspects of the supply chain.

GRMA is a global nonprofit with members from most major retailers, manufacturers, trade associations and certification bodies.

GRMA Presenters

  • Mike Finamore, GRMA Board Chair, and CEO of Gemini Pharmaceuticals
  • Randy Slikkers, GRMA CEO

Retailer Presenters

  • Betsy Crater, Wegmans
  • Webinar Agenda

    • Structure of GRMA (focus on “independence”)
    • Broad strategy (rising tide floats all boats)
    • Specific initiatives
    • Longer term activities
    • Retailer presentation on the value of GRMA
    • Q & A

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