Professional athletes such as Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay, and others have blamed the use of sports supplements for past failed doping tests.
International supplement quality assurance program Informed-Choice has identified supplement contamination to be an issue within the industry supply chain. One of the main sources of contamination of supplements, with prohibited substances in sport, is due to manufacturing facility equipment being contaminated.
To provide supplement brands with confidence in their quality assurance processes, 4Excelsior, a contact manufacturer of dietary supplements and sports nutrition products has attained the international sports nutrition manufacturing certification Informed-Choice.
The Informed-Choice certification requires that a facility does not carry, and or produce products containing ingredients that would be prohibited in sports by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA), MLB, NFL, NCAA and the PGA. As part of the certification, the facility is audited every six months by Informed-Choice, this includes the swabbing and testing of facility machinery for trace residue of substances prohibited in sport.
“We are extremely proud of our achievement. Attaining the Informed-Choice sport facility certification provides our clients with complete confidence in the quality and integrity of our manufacturing facility.” said 4Excelsior President Lin Malcolm. “We understand the needs for supplement brands looking to supply professional athletes with product, and we want to make sure that brands have full confidence in our manufacturing quality.”
Informed-Choice’s Business Development Manager Paul Klinger commented, “The Informed-Choice sports facility certification helps provide brands with confidence in the quality of their contract manufacturer. We commend 4Excelsior on the completion of the Informed-Choice sports facility certification, as this provides supplement brands with an additional level of quality assurance needed when supplying products to professional athletes.”
As supplements continue to be an issue in the professional sporting world, the Informed-Choice certification provides a step forward for the sports nutrition manufacturing industry, by setting additional quality assurance standards within the supplement supply chain. 4Excelsior’s completion of the certification provides supplement brands with the assurance they need to be confident in 4Excelsior’s quality and manufacturing integrity.
4Excelsior provides high quality contract manufacturing solutions for the dietary supplement and sports nutrition industry. The 78,000 square foot NSF GMP certified facility consists of 16 humidity and temperature controlled ISO 8 cleanrooms, a complete in-house laboratory, and fully automated machinery. 4Excelsior is certified by NSF GMP, NSF GMP for Sport, Informed-Choice, USDA Organic, Halaal, and Kosher.
4Excelsior’s services include blending, encapsulation, tableting, and a wide variety packaging solutions.
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