updated 5/2/2011 11:46:46 AM ET 2011-05-02T15:46:46

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Twinlab Corporation, the pioneer and leader in sports nutrition, has successfully completed the requirements of NSF International's GMP for Sport™ Athletic Banned Substances Program.

The program verifies that Twinlab's state of the art facility in American Fork, UT has met NSF International's stringent independent certification process guidelines, which include facilities and manufacturing process inspections and reviews to assure compliance with NSF's rigorous banned substances standards. Facilities certified by NSF conform to the highest consensus standards, and ongoing monitoring, including two annual facility inspections, to ensure continued compliance with program requirements.

The new GMP for Sport certification applies to all brands produced in the facility, including Twinlab®, Metabolife®, Alvita®, Nature's Herbs® brands, as well as all private label and contract manufacturing.

NSF International's GMP for Sport program was developed to meet the growing demand of athletes, coaches and all those concerned about banned substances in sports. NSF inspects facilities for a range of substances identified by leading sports organizations, such as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) NSF International's GMP Sport Program enables manufacturers working within the sports supplement industry, such as Twinlab, to emphasize quality throughout their operations.

"For over 40 years, the number one promise of the Twinlab brand to our customers has been quality above all else," said Thane Slagowski, VP of Product Development and Quality at Twinlab. "This latest certification from NSF International solidifies that promise, and renews our enduring commitment to continue manufacturing quality nutritional products of only the highest standard."

For obtaining NSF GMP for Sport™ registration, Twinlab appears on NSF International's online listings and may use the NSF GMP for Sport mark in advertising and promotional materials.

"The NSF GMP for Sport certification demonstrates Twinlab's commitment to quality sports nutrition manufacturing," said Ed Wyszumiala, General Manager of NSF's Dietary Supplements Certification programs.  

About Twinlab:

Twinlab Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high quality, science-based, nutritional supplements, including a complete line of vitamins, minerals, nutraceuticals, herbs and sports nutrition products.  www.twinlab.com

About NSF International:

NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect consumers by certifying products and writing standards for food, water, dietary supplements and consumer goods ( www.nsf.org ). Founded in 1944, NSF International is committed to protecting and improving human health and safety worldwide and operates in more than 120 countries. NSF International is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.

NSF International's Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Certification enables dietary supplement manufacturers to become independently certified by NSF International as complying with GMP requirements as listed in Section 8 of the only American national standard for dietary supplements, NSF/ANSI Standard 173. These requirements are consistent with the published U.S. Food and Drug Administration's GMP regulation for dietary supplements as defined in 21 CFR § 111.

Contact:

Dean Stattmann
Twinlab Corporation
(212) 651-8567
dstattmann@isibrands.com

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[Image] TWINLAB Manufacturing Facility, American Fork, UT
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