International Quality Assurance Standard
Nong’s factory in Nanning has obtained Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificates from both the State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) of China and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia, proving that it has attained world-class manufacturing standards. With the ISO-17025 (CNAS certified) in-house laboratory, the 100% self-owned plant is regarded as one of the finest TCM facilities in Asia. The entire production line adopts the latest Japanese technology, with 80% of the manufacturing process being fully automated, outperforming the productivity of other similar production plants by 300–400%. It meets the highest GMP standards in the world by design and exceeds national specifications in many areas.
The efficacy of TCM herbs depends on different factors, including the place of origin, season, recovery, storage, preparation and processing. With so many variables, it is understandable for people to cast doubts on its quality and effectiveness. Therefore, Nong’s has used the ‘herb-to-bottle’ approach to allay this skepticism. By taking nearly every step of the manufacturing process under its own control, it has virtually built a whole supply-chain of TCM from the place of origin to the retail counter. This is crucial in producing granulated extracts with the highest quality. Nong’s has led the way in TCM quality control through standardization and modernization by adopting the world's leading technologies in the TCM arena. Some of the pioneer achievements include:
• PuraLin is the first DNA-finger-printed Lingzhi product, with 6 species of Lingzhi separately identified.
• The ONCO-Z* coriolus versicolor extract is the first TCM ingredient verified by United States Pharmacopeia (USP), proving that it is the first TCM herbal extract with quality comparable to Western medicines.