What exactly is a GMP certified manufacturer and why do you need one?

The acronym stands for Good Manufacturing Practices (“GMP”), and to be GMP certified means that the manufacturer has demonstrated a strong regulatory commitment and compliance to international GMP standards.  The FDA ensures the quality of drug products by carefully monitoring drug manufacturers’ compliance with its GMP regulations.  The CGMP regulations for dietary supplements contain minimum requirements for the methods, facilities, and controls used in manufacturing, processing, and packing of a product.  The regulations make sure that a product is safe for use, and that it has the ingredients and strength it claims to have.

Made in USA

This one is pretty straightforward: our products are proudly made right here in the United States of America.  Black Edged is thoroughly committed to American jobs and to the American economy.  Having this certification is our way of giving you the option to visibly support domestic products and services.


When you see this seal, you know our products are not made with genetically modified (or engineered) organisms, also called GMOs.  GMOs are created by deliberately changing the genetic makeup of a plant, an animal, or another organism in a laboratory rather than through traditional breeding techniques. The majority of GMO crops currently on the market has been genetically engineered to produce their own pesticide and/or to withstand herbicides that otherwise would kill them.  We do not do GMO.

FDA Registered

Black Edged products are made in an FDA registered facility.  “FDA” stands for the Food and Drug Administration, a government agency responsible for the safety of food, dietary supplements, human drugs, vaccines, blood products and other biologicals, medical devices, radiation-emitting electronics, cosmetics, veterinarian products and tobacco products being sold or manufactured in the United States. The FDA also inspects and enforces regulations related to these industries.   A registered FDA facility must provide evidence to the FDA that they have identified potential hazards with the products being produced in that facility, are implementing preventative controls to address those hazards, and are monitoring the performance of the controls to ensure that they are effective. A registered facility must also show that they are in compliance with State, local, county, tribal, or applicable non-Federal food safety laws. The FDA also inspects and enforces regulations at these facilities.