A Peek Into Our Rigorous Vendor Approval Program

We call it a Hazard Analysis Review

Raw herbs
Raw herbs

Because no matter how good your sources are all ingredients and companies have inherent hazards and it is our duty to protect our customers from these, and to provide the best ingredients available from the best sources.


Risk Level
Risk Level

Priority One maintains a robust hazard analysis program that reviews the potential for risks associated with each manufacturer of ingredients following NSF guidelines.

First, four members of our quality team review the quality program of a potential vendor, utilizing physical audits, interviews, testing method validations, and background checks for past or current regulatory issues.

Next, all compiled information is brought to a classification session. During this session, a review of the documents and ingredients supplied by the potential vendor is conducted.

Diagram of risk
Diagram of risk

Potential hazards are proposed such as country of origin, inherent ingredient hazards (mold, E. coli, Salmonella…) or economical adulteration potentials.

After all potential hazards have been agreed upon and classified, the probability of such hazards occurring is determined, using a classification from frequent (1 in 5 purchases) all the way down to extremely unlikely ( 1 in 10,000 purchases). These are determined by scientific methods, observations, real-life testing protocols, and industry inside knowledge of economically generated adulterations. Last, using the severity and probability, a risk level is determined.

By determining the risks and risks levels of a potential vendor we can identify testing protocols and mitigations even for the best of vendors to ensure that they maintain their quality standards, and by validating their quality before they are approved for use we are able to eliminate substandard vendors and their ingredients from our process.

Remember your end result is only ever as good as the sum total of the quality of your ingredients.


Danielle S. Baumgart, President

Priority One Nutritional Supplements Inc

We offer tours of our Quality! I mean factory……

Businessman with an open hand ready to seal a deal

When I say quality is an action word, I really mean it.  This isn’t a glossy advertisement it is quality at work everyday with every product, and every employee.  I am proud to say we are a third generation privately held company, and our family would love to show you what we do every day that makes us different than our competitors.


Yes we have an open door policy, we recommend touring and visiting our facility. We find that this helps physicians and students become more familiar with the manufacturing process as well as the terminology that comes with the manufacturing process. We feel it gives physician’s a strong voice in answering their patient’s questions. Such as where their supplements come from and details of the manufacturing process. We would be happy to familiarize you with CGMP or current good manufacturing practices, and labeling guidelines. As part of their education many students have toured our facility.

bastyr-touring-studentsStudents, from Bastyr University, NUNM, and SCNM as well as many many practitioners have already enjoyed visiting us yearly, please we extend you a warm welcome……be our guest.



Danielle S. Baumgart, President

Priority One Nutritional Supplements Inc


Quality isn’t glossy advertisements!

Everyone screams quality when talking about dietary supplements.Pestle and Mortar with Herbal Complementary Medicine

Learn how to ask the right questions about vitamin quality, herbal purity, and sustainability.

Throughout this blog I hope to lead you down this path in understandable, non-governmental language.

FDA Approved

Dietary Supplements are a type of food product for which specific food CGMPs (Current Good Manufacturing Processes) are needed.  I think everyone would agree with that.

Manufacturing process controls are needed to ensure that a dietary supplement contains what the manufacturer intends.

Process controls must be in place to ensure the tablet or capsule contains what it purports to contain and are different than those that must be in place to ensure a food is manufactured, processed, packed and held under sanitary conditions.

The FDA is the governing administration that oversees the dietary supplement industry and rightfully so, without oversight those who wish to create safe, effective supplements are crowded out by those who solely wish to make a profit, at the public’s expense.   As an industry we need process control, we needed something to control the quality of supplements and foods coming on the market. CGMPs or current good manufacturing Portrait of smiling scientist holding a clipboardpractices are essential to this.

In order to achieve consistency and reliability, there must be process controls in place to ensure for example, that appropriate tests and examinations are conducted, a master manufacturing record is prepared, each batch production follows the master manufacturing record, and the finished tablet or capsule is placed in the intended package with the intended label.

Well-established principles of CGMP require controls at each step of the manufacturing process as early in production as possible. Quality cannot be tested into a product at the end. Instead the quality of the dietary supplement must be built into the product. Each step of the way, by every workforce member who touches it.scientist observed green leaf in laboratory glass

It is not sufficient, nor effective, to rely solely on end product testing to assure the quality of the individual dietary supplement product sold to the consumer.

CGMPs are intended to establish a comprehensive system of process controls.

Manufacturing according to CGMP means that the manufacturing process incorporates a set of controls in the design and production processes to assure a quality finished product.Highest quality assurance, high quality level guarantee

The term “quality” comes up repeatedly in comments in the dietary supplement industry. Quality is more than a glossy marketing advertisment. Quality related to dietary supplement industry is having identity, purity, strength and composition intended for each specific batch. And being able to prove this with available documentation.

Flowers and plants in test tubesWe agree that a critical aspect of CGMP is achieving control over the manufacturing process. Controls are necessary to ensure that you manufacture what you intend so that the characteristics and/or attributes desired in a final product will be consistently and reliably achieved.


Many companies claim quality, but true quality requires continual action. Our full-service CGMP manufacturing facility is certified under 21 CRF Part III. We truly care about what is happening in your practice and strive to support you and your patients with clinical strength supplements that you can have confidence in.  We have been inspected by FDA many times and with each inspection we gain further knowledge and understanding for improving our processes.


So next time you see the word “quality” being used in advertisements, ask yourself what is the record, can they stand by this claim, and if asked can they produce proof that they are a Quality manufacturing company.




Danielle S. Baumgart, President



NUNM Welcome Back Party

Joe & I were pleased to be in attendance at the NUNM Welcome Back Party on campus.

Welcome Back to NUNM

We enjoyed meeting many first year students, your excitement to get started in the naturopathic field and learn new things was evident in your comments. Welcome to the naturopathic community!

We are proud to announce our newest NUNM student representative Emma Petshow. She will be having monthly tabling events in the main student corridor. At these times she will be available to answer your questions, share samples with you and take your order.

Student Representative
Priority One’s NUNM Student Representative:         Emma Petshow

Priority One offers NUNM student’s a 25% off wholesale special while you are a student. If you chose for Emma to deliver your order on campus you will have free shipping as well.

Other specials that are available to you are:

Student Rewards Program- Upon graduation and conversion from a student to a physician account you will receive an account credit totaling 25% of your total orders as a student. Available upon request once graduated.

Graduation and New Clientele Special- Let us help you start your pharmacy. Priority One will match one order with up to $1,000 in free product.

You may download our catalog on our website and set up a student account online.

Priority One is a proud Silver Sponsor of NUNM.


We look forward to meeting you personally at events on campus this school year 2016-2017. #NUNM

Kacey Whitman, Vice-President of Business Development


Welcome to our blog.

Thru this blog, myself and my team hope to offer yoMt Bakeru a personal look into Priority One. We hope to bring together current topics, a look into manufacturing of nutritional supplements, and information about the beautiful area in which we live, the pacific northwest. We hope you enjoy.

Mission Statement
“Never trade your morals for your goals”

Our mission statement guides everything we do. We believe that those who compromise what they believe in to satisfy their goals will be dissatisfied with their accomplishments. Integrity brings satisfaction to both our clients and our family.

Priority One is a privately held company, founded and operated by the same family since 1988. We currently have three generations working together in the nutraceutical industry. We have not lost touch with you the health-care provider, and your patients. We are available to listen to you, and we value your thoughts.Vitamins

Many companies claim quality, but true quality requires continual action. Our full-service CGMP manufacturing facility is certified under 21 CRF Part III. We are a registered facility with the FDA and are certified by the State of Washington for dietary supplement manufacturing. We would also like to note that our manufacturing facility has been approved in over ten countries for dietary supplement manufacturing.

We truly care about holistic living and strive to support this way of life both professionally and personally. Priority One has been pleased to serve you since 1988! We look forward to many more years of providing you with the tools for optimum nutritional health.

Good health to you!

Danielle S. Baumgart, President
Priority One Nutritional Supplements Inc