The Natural Products Association (NPA) has formed a partnership with globally-recognized testing program Informed-Choice to help supplement manufacturers in the USA minimize the risk of contamination with substances banned in sport by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA). The extensive sports testing program will give athletes the added confidence to know that the products they use to train and compete contain only the ingredients that are listed on the label.
The partnership gives NPA members preferential access for their manufacturing facilities to become Informed-Choice Certified Sites, enhancing the levels of quality assurance across the US supplements industry.
To become an Informed-Choice Certified Site a manufacturer must first undergo a rigorous audit of their manufacturing processes that includes a site visit and taking 20 swab samples, which are then analyzed for the presence of banned substances.
Once certified, a manufacturer is visited every six months, during which 10 swabs are obtained for analysis, while an assessment is made of any changes to their standard operating procedures.
To become Informed-Choice Certified Site please contact Paul Klinger at Paul.Klinger@lgcgroup.com