NEW YORK — The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association has announced a new partnership with NSF International, which will provide ICMAD members with access to the recently launched NSF Cosmetics and Personal Care Program.
In February, NSF International announced the launch of the program to provide auditing, training, product testing, claim substantiation and certification services to enable manufacturers to improve the quality and safety of their products, and retailers to strengthen the oversight of their cosmetic and personal care suppliers.
“As NSF International enters its 70th year and ICMAD celebrates its 40th anniversary, our two organizations have agreed to cooperate to extend NSF’s scientific and technical expertise in testing, quality management systems, regulatory compliance and training to ICMAD members,” stated Pamela Busiek, president and CEO of ICMAD. “These services will assist our members in achieving access to new export markets in addition to keeping pace with consumer demands for safer cosmetics and personal care products.”
To celebrate the new partnership, NSF is offering ICMAD members assistance with GMP compliance and discounts on GMP courses and training. Other services and support will also be made available to ICMAD members at discounted pricing.