Good Lab Practices (GLP)The OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) ensure the generation of high quality and reliable test data related to the safety of industrial chemical substances and preparations. The principles have been created in the context of harmonizing testing procedures for the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD), which intends to prevent the same chemicals from having to be tested repeatedly in different jurisdictions.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)Good manufacturing practices are guidelines that provide a system of processes, procedures and documentation to assure a product has the identity, strength, composition, quality and purity that appear on its label. These GMP requirements are listed in Section 8 of NSF/ANSI 173 which is the only accredited American National Standard in the dietary supplement industry developed in accordance with the FDA's 21 CFR part 111. NSF International's GMP Registration Program enables manufacturers to become independently registered by NSF to meet GMP requirements.
GRAS(Generally Recognized As Safe): Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, any chemical or substance that is intentionally added to food or as a food additive that is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use.