Schiff, a leader in the natural
supplement industry since its beginnings more than 70 years ago,
is one of the most trusted and respected brands due to its focus on
research, innovations and delivery of high quality dietary supplements.
Schiff emphasizes the use of only the finest ingredients to ensure
every product meets strict standards for identity, purity and stability.
The Schiff brand is owned by Salt Lake City-based Weider Nutrition
International, which develops, manufactures, markets and sells
branded and private label vitamins, nutritional supplements and
sports nutrition products
in the United States and throughout the
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Guarantees Quality At Every Step
In today's complex dietary supplement market, it's hard for consumers to
know what to buy or which brand to trust. Schiff is one of the most
trusted and respected brands in the natural supplement industry, having
provided consumers with pure and high quality nutrition products for more
than 70 years. Schiff guarantees the purity of each product due to its
stringent quality controls at every point of the manufacturing, packaging
and distribution process.
Product research is at the core of Schiff's philosophy.
team - led by Dr. Marta Draper, senior vice
president of technology, research and
development, and Dr. Luke Bucci,
vice president of research - has more than 50 years of
experience. Members of the research team are degreed scientists and most
post-graduate degreed professionals.
Schiff requires that all raw materials shipped to its manufacturing
facilities meet a strict supplier certification process that confirms
identity, purity, stability and potency. If the ingredients don't meet
Schiff's stringent standards, they are returned as unacceptable.
Additionally, Schiff conducts periodic on-site audits at vendor
facilities to ensure that ingredients are being processed to Schiff's
Schiff's lab technicians test and retest every product to ensure that it
meets their strict standards for identity, purity, stability and
potency. Under the direction of Vince Rocco, vice president of quality
control and quality assurance, and
Dr. Rick Myers, director of analytical science, both raw ingredients and manufacturing processes are
monitored to make certain that all products are produced with the
highest levels of quality.
a computerized statistical
control system automatically checks each product at regular
during the manufacturing process to ensure physical quality.
Schiff manufactures its products in its own highly controlled,
state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities constructed at its Salt Lake
City headquarters in 1998. Schiff follows a standardized set of Good
Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) developed by the National Nutritional
Foods Association (NNFA). The NNFA, the largest dietary supplement trade
association in the United States, established the GMPs as a standard for
self-testing the manufacturing process to ensure the quality, purity and
label integrity of dietary supplements. For example, to prevent the
possibility of room to room contamination during the ingredient mixing
process, the doors to all mixing rooms at Schiff's facility are
pressurized and close automatically.
For consumer protection and added
confidence when purchasing Schiff products, Schiff double-seals all
bottles with both neck and cap seals. All Schiff labels are marked with expiration dates to ensure freshness. Labels also identify the name of
the active ingredients, potency and recommended serving and list a
toll-free Schiff consumer affairs number to call for more information.
Parties Approve It
Schiff products have been approved by the Therapeutic Goods
Administration of Australia, which ensures the quality, safety and
efficacy of therapeutic products sold and marketed in Australia and the
Schiff offers an unconditional, money-back guarantee on each of its
products for purity, freshness and labeled potency.
In 1921, at the age of 19, Eugene Schiff
immigrated to the United States from Hungary and entered the College of
Pharmacy (now Wayne University) in Detroit, Mich., where he majored in
pharmaceutics. Upon becoming a pharmacist, Schiff opened a drug store in
Detroit, but soon realized his real interest was in foods with special
In the late 1930s, Schiff pioneered the use of whey for human consumption
and formed Schiff Bio-Foods, a whey packaging company. He began selling
packaged whey at his own drug store and to a few other local drug stores.
A year later, he gave up his store and decided to focus on the
manufacturing and packaging of health foods.
Realizing that health food stores were selling synthetic vitamins rather
than supplements made from natural products, Schiff began to study and
experiment with whole foods such as brown rice, brewer’s yeast, wheat
germ and liver.
He found that these foods were naturally rich in vitamins
and minerals. Schiff began to develop vitamins and minerals that best
utilized and enhanced their natural properties.
One of Schiff’s major breakthroughs was finding that rose hips provided
a more concentrated source of vitamin C than orange juice. Schiff was the
first to introduce this vitamin C source to America. Schiff also was the
leader in producing the first natural source multi-vitamin,
In 1949 Schiff moved his business to Jersey City, N.J. By 1954 business
was booming and Schiff built a manufacturing plant and laboratory in South
Hackensack, N.J. This building was a model for quality control and further
helped to establish the Schiff brand as a trustworthy source of natural
ingredients. In 1962 Schiff built a new 30,000-square-foot plant in
Moonachie, N.J. By 1969, the Moonachie plant had doubled in size. In 1989
Schiff was acquired by Weider Nutrition International and relocated to
Salt Lake City in 1991.