BGG World receives verificationBGG World (BGG)announced that more of its ingredients have received Non-GMO Project Verification. Non-GMO Project is a nonprofit organization offering a third-party Non-GMO verification program authorizing product standards. BGG was previously part of the Non-GMO Project with offerings in their AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin product line. It will now add ApplePhenon and TheraPrimE, its full list of Tocotrienols to the NGPV certification.
Verdure Sciences joins Alkemist AssuredVerdure Sciencescelebrates 25 years of plant-based ingredients and is one of the first ingredient suppliers to join the Alkemist Assured initiative, partnering with Alkemist Labs. The program was established to increase testing transparency and assure that a brand takes quality confirmation seriously. These efforts are a part of a larger mission to include sustainable approaches across operations and is integral for Verdure, according to the brand.
GOED issues advisoryThe Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) issued a new Industry Advisory. The advisory contains practical approaches and tips from analytical chemists with the highest and sustained, multi-year proficiency in EPA and DHA quantification in the annual AOCS GOED Nutraceutical Oils Laboratory Proficiency Program. The document can help provide advice for laboratories to improve accuracy of EPA and DHA quantification in omega-3 oils. It contains additional information outside official method descriptions. It states: “Industry Advisory on accurate quantification of EPA, DHA and Total Omega-3 content of omega-3 oils by GC-FID.”
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NutraScience Labs passes NSF auditing process
NutraScience Labs shared that the company has successfully completed and passed the National Sanitation Foundation’s (NSF) stringent auditing process, renewing its Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) certification. The audit ensures that the company's facilities comply with FDA Code 21CFR111 for dietary supplements and follow NSF guidelines for all aspects of storage and distribution. NutraScience Labs shared that the annual certification process entailed a live audit of its two facilities in Farmingdale and Hauppauge. An NSF auditor inspected the facility, personnel, standard operating procedures and business practices, and other aspects of the business. The Farmingdale location has been cGMP Certified for over 10 years, while the Hauppauge facility earned its certification earlier this year. Some of the features that NutraScience Labs says showcase its standards include:
- Climate-controlled facilities to ensure the quality and stability of the supplements stored.
- Solar energy and gas to operate on an efficient carbon footprint.
- State-of-the-art inventory and picking system using iPads and barcode authentication.
- Special racking systems to maximize storage space and allow quicker turnaround time for prepping and shipping.