18.10.2002: Meldung: Natural Alternatives International Awarded GMP Registration

October 17. San Marcos, Calif. - Natural Alternatives International ("NAI"), Inc. (Nasdaq: NAII), a leading formulator and manufacturer of customized nutritional supplements announced today that it has been awarded Good Manufacturing Practices ("GMP") registration by NSF International ("NSF") through the NSF Dietary Supplements Certification Program.

The NSF Dietary Supplements Certification Program provides manufacturers a means to become independently registered as conforming to GMP requirements. GMP requirements are regulatory requirements that provide guidelines for necessary processes, procedures and documentation to assure the product produced has the identity, strength, composition, quality and purity it is represented to possess. NSF conducted extensive plant audits at the NAI facilities in San Marcos and Vista, California to verify NAI"s compliance with GMP. NAI will undergo periodic audits to maintain this registration. Contract manufacturers of dietary supplements that comply with GMP requirements are listed on the NSF web site. NAI"s listing can be viewed at: (http://www.nsf.org/certified/gmp/listings.asp?certname=Natural+Alternatives)

Mark LeDoux, NAI Chairman and CEO, said, "We are thrilled with this registration and with NSF"s independent validation of our compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices. Our commitment to quality as evidenced by the NSF registration truly segregates NAI from many other companies in our industry. At NAI quality is part of the process as well as the finished product." "NAI"s GMP registration demonstrates their continued commitment to quality and to customer satisfaction," said Ray Jaglowski, NSF Vice President, New Business Development. "I would like to congratulate NAI on becoming one of the first companies to receive GMP registration."

Mr. LeDoux also said, "In addition to our GMP registration with NSF, NAI has been certified by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia ("TGA") for a number of years. The combined approval of NSF and TGA further assures our customers of a continuing commitment to quality and independent verification of our processes."

NSF International (www.nsf.org), a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is the leading global provider of public health and safety-based risk management solutions. NSF provides product certification and safety audits for the food and water industries. Other services include management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd., and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education. Serving companies in 88 countries, NSF was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI.

Natural Alternatives International, Inc., headquartered in San Marcos, California, is a leading formulator and manufacturer of nutritional supplements providing strategic partnering services to its customers. The Company"s comprehensive partnership approach offers a wide range of innovative nutritional products and services to the client including: scientific research, clinical studies, customer-specific nutritional product formulation, product testing and evaluation, marketing management and support, packaging and delivery system design, regulatory review and international product registration assistance. For more information about Natural Alternatives International, please see our website at http://www.nai-online.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that are not historical facts and information. These statements represent the Company"s intentions, expectations and beliefs concerning future events, including, among other things, expectations and beliefs with respect to the impact of independent certifications on customer satisfaction, future operating results and potential government regulation; as well as the ability to maintain certifications and registrations with one or more independent entities. The Company wishes to caution and advise readers that these statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and outcomes for future periods to differ materially from any forward-looking statement or views expressed herein. The Company"s financial performance and the forward-looking statements contained herein are further qualified by other risks including those set forth from time to time in the documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company"s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

Contact: Randell Weaver, Chief Financial Officer, Natural Alternatives International, Inc., 760-744-7340 or info@nai-online.com
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