TOP PRODUCTION STANDARDS – QUALITY ASSURED
From farms to processing and delivery, VitaPharm provides the highest manufacturing standards. VitaPharm is dedicated to ensuring that every process—from growing the herbs to its final form in your bottles—is done to meet top agricultural, processing and industrial standards.
Organic Good Agricultural Practices (oGAP)
To guarantee the best quality herbs, farmers follow international agricultural standards of oGAP. Guidelines are met from land preparing, seeding, growing, harvesting and storage. Only natural fertilizers and pest control methods are used, meeting oGAP standards.
The mountainous region of these farms in China, though not productive for food crops, is well suited for herbs. The income and lives of almost 50,000 farming families have dramatically improved with the growing of organic herbs.
Traditional Good Processing Practices (tGPP)
Our four factories meet China’s tGPP standards for grading, washing, cutting and drying of herbs. When necessary, some herbs are hand-picked and hand-cut by experienced workers to maintain the purity nature intended.
These processes adhere to the 40 traditional methods that steam, roast, bake with honey and soak in vinegar, wine or black bean juice. Our methods follow time-tested processes which detoxifies while retaining each herb’s efficacy as observed in the classic Ban Cao herb book.
Current Good Manufactory Practices (cGMP)
VitaPharm’s joint-venture with four cGMP pharmaceutical factories meet a total germ-free clean (500,000-100,000 count per cubic meter) standard of a 500,000-square-foot room.
More than 4,500 employees, including 2,000 herb experts and 13 PhD herbal scientists work in modern laboratories that meet the cGMP dietary supplement standards of the US and the European Union.
Our extracting and concentrating rooms meet full scale cGMP standards. Most other factories only have cGMP packing rooms.
International Good Laboratory Practices (iGLP)
All VitaPharm factories’ laboratories are equipped with up-to-date, modern instruments such as HPLC, TLC and GCMS.
We also contract with internationally-recognized external GLP laboratories to test quality. These laboratories include State Food & Drug Lab in Shanghai and Hong Kong Science & Technology Park.