LiveWell Manufacturer Renews GMP Certifications by NSF Body
Acenzia achieves prestigious mark of quality, purity and safety controls
March 27, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Acenzia Inc., an advanced developer and manufacturer of natural health products and dietary supplements acquired by LiveWell Canada Inc. (CSE: LVWL), has once again achieved GMP and GMP for Sport certifications by the NSF international standards body, one of a few Canadian manufacturers to attain this prestigious mark of quality, purity and safety controls.
Applicants for the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certifications by the NSF are subject to rigorous on-site audits by the third-party certifier that include comprehensive lab testing and extensive evaluation of the manufacturing processes to ensure contaminated substances or hidden ingredients are not added to products. The international GMP requirements have been developed in accordance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for the dietary supplement industry.
GMP for Sport certification by the NSF means that Acenzia’s processes have been tested to ensure they are free from more than 270 banned substances. Only three other manufacturers in Canada have attained GMP for Sport certification by NSF. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Acenzia has qualified for GMP certification by the NSF body.
“We are proud to have successfully passed the audits, even under newly announced and more stringent guidelines,” said Grant Bourdeau, Co-President of Acenzia. “For consumers of our products, the NSF mark is a quality guarantee,” Mr. Bourdeau added.
Located about 15 kilometres from the Canada-U.S. border in Tecumseh, Ontario, Acenzia uses patented physiological research technology and advanced manufacturing processes to formulate products such as powders, sports drinks, functional foods and other therapeutics for client-partners such as Iovate Health Sciences International and others.
Acenzia’s 36,000-square-foot facility includes 20 pharmaceutical-grade clean rooms. It is also certified by Health Canada and is a USDA-Certified Organic Manufacturer and an FDA-registered facility.
LiveWell’s acquisition of Acenzia, announced on October 5, 2018, is a key part of its strategy to become a fully-integrated global CBD life sciences company. LiveWell will leverage Acenzia’s state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities and distribution networks within the dietary supplements market to advance the Company’s CBD product strategy and help deliver health and wellness products to targeted consumer markets. The acquisition of Acenzia is expected to close on or about March 31, 2019.
As well, Acenzia’s proprietary zebrafish research model to test product efficacy will greatly advance the research being done on cannabinoids for specific ailments and dosing.
LiveWell is an innovative Canadian company focused on the advanced research of CBD and other cannabinoids. Through state-of-the-art cultivation and manufacturing, LiveWell aims to cost-effectively extract and refine large quantities of hemp-derived CBD, better enabling it to develop, market and distribute wholesale and consumer products.
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