Nellson, LLC (Nellson), a leading North American manufacturer of branded and private label nutritional bar and functional powder solutions, recently achieved FSSC 22000 Certification of GFSA standard scheme at its Salt Lake City, Utah, powder manufacturing facility.
“We are pleased to share the news that we have achieved FSSC 22000 compliance at our Salt Lake City facility,” says Bart Child, senior vice president commercial development of Nellson. “This achievement mirrors the certification at our Anaheim, Calif., facility—making all of our nutrition powder manufacturing facilities compliant.
He adds, “Since acquiring Genysis Brand Solutions nearly two years ago, Nellson has invested a significant amount of capital to build systems and processes that provide a secure platform to launch new products and sustain brand protection. Many of these initiatives relate to quality assurance and compliance, which we believe improves brand protection and consumer experience.”
FSSC 22000 Certification of GFSA standard scheme requires intense preparatory and compliance work from all the operating functions of the plant. Highlights of the work accomplished include:
a. PCQI (Preventive Control Qualified Individual) – Training in food safety risk assessment principles for over 30 individuals in the operating group, including key team members in Plant Operations, through the curriculum developed by FDA as part of FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act).
b. GMP Audit Training – As part of the facility’s food safety and risk assessment program, Nellson organized a leadership team with specific training and focus for GMP compliance.
c. Cleaning Validation – The plant underwent significant improvements to its established Sanitation Practices. These include but are not limited to validation of cleaning and sanitation procedures, and the introduction of allergen swabs to verify the effectiveness of cleaning. A robust Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP) has been rolled out to assure Nellson continues to provide consistently safe products to customers and consumers.
d. Document Control – Nellson has automated and integrated the Salt Lake City plant’s document control processes with Master Control suite products. This system makes the plant and processes “audit ready” for any regulatory and/or customer audits.
Child adds, “We have plans to invest further into our business processes by automating the significant quality events like change control, deviations, and CAPA processes. In addition, we are rolling out Nellson’s proprietary formula management system (“FM”) to ensure we deliver products that are fully compliant to claims.”
Nelson helps leading brands move nutrition forward. Their recently opened Launch Pad Innovation Center in Salt Lake City is a great example of how they help customer-partners win with consumers. The teams at Nellson work together with their customers in complete partnership through all stages of development. They anticipate consumer demand with new solutions, and offer innovative packaging designs for optimal portability and convenience.
Find out more about Nellson’s latest powder and bar solutions by visiting www.nellsonllc.com/working-together/development-process.
Nellson, the leading full-service nutritional bar and powder provider in North America, is based in Anaheim, California with production locations in California, Utah, and Quebec. Founded in 1962, Nellson has over 55 years of diversified expertise in nutrition platforms for bars and powders, serving the sports performance, health and wellness, weight management, and medical nutrition market segments. Nellson offers formulation expertise, quality assurance, regulatory support, flexible production, and sales and marketing support.