FSMA Compliance and DPLs Commitment to Excellence
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law on January 4, 2011 makes significant amendments to the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FDCA). It requires the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) to implement a sweeping array of new regulations and enforcement policies intended to better ensure the safety of food products imported and marketed in the United States, including dietary supplements.
DPL-US, a division of Dr. Paul Lohmann, Inc. is a US-based company serving the US market. Our parent company, Dr. Paul Lohmann GmbH &Co. KGaA, has been producing mineral salts since 1886 and now produces over 400 different mineral salts which are available in a wide range of specifications. We are pleased to announce that in 2020 we have achieved compliance with 21 CFR 117 Preventive Controls for applicable ingredients and with 21 CFR Subpart L – FSVP (Foreign Supplier Verification Program).
This distinction demonstrates our commitment to product excellence and to the health and well-being of our clients and customers. To qualify, manufacturers must comply with 7 rules established in the landmark legislation. These rules include controls for materials used in human and animal foods, verification of foreign suppliers, accrediting 3 rd party suppliers, ensuring sanitary transportation, safeguarding against product adulteration, and certifying product safety.
At DPL we believe that preventive controls are one of the most important aspects of the FSMA. By taking steps to reduce or eliminate food safety hazards, we can lessen or avoid the impact of any potential problems that arise. Preventive controls are also more cost-effective because they prevent any loss of assets in the first place and are often not expensive to implement. As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Both manufacturing sites in Emmerthal and Lüneburg Germany are GMP certified (FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification) and compliant with US FDA’s Food Facility Registration (FFR).
With a flexible, innovative spirit, DPL responds to the changing needs of their business partners and clients, creating new solutions for modern manufacturing.