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Certified Drug Free® – Certification and Testing for Banned Substances

Certified Drug Free® – Certification and Testing for Banned Substances

BSCG Certified Drug Free - Certification and Testing for Banned SubstancesCertified Drug Free® – Certification Details

Certification and Testing for Banned Substances and Illicit Drugs in Dietary Supplements and Natural Products

BSCG Certified Drug Free® offers the gold standard when it comes to certification and testing for banned substances and illicit drugs in dietary supplements and natural products. Our certification and testing for banned substances and illicit drugs in dietary supplements and natural products can be applied at any level of the industry including finished products, raw materials / ingredients, and manufacturing facilities. The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program protects against the presence of banned substances in sport; like those on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, as well as other prescription, over-the-counter and illicit drugs.  The BSCG Certified Drug Free® program offers security to athletes and professionals across the spectrum of WADA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, WNBA, PGA, LPGA, MLS, ATP, WTA, FIFA, FINA, AFL, NRL, NASCAR, UFC, CrossFit, NCAA, military, law enforcement, and other drug-testing programs. BSCG Certified Drug Free® program details and the process for certification and testing for banned substances and illicit drugs in dietary supplements and natural products is outlined below for finished products, raw materials / ingredients, or manufacturing facilities.

 

Finished Products – BSCG Certified Drug Free® – Details and Process

BSCG Certified Drug Free® certification program offers the maximum drug-testing and toxicology protection to athletes and other elite professionals like police, fire, military, and others who want to ensure their supplements are free of drugs that are prohibited in sport and other prescription, OTC or illicit drugs. Finished products are tested for our full menu of 483+ drugs (272+ drugs banned in sport and 211+ drugs not banned in sport). A 21 C.F.R. 111 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) quality control process review, ingredient and supplier review and a toxicology assessment are other key elements. Ongoing testing is required with occasional off-the-shelf random testing included.

  • Finished production lots are tested for more than 483 drugs (272+ banned in sport and 211+ prescription, over-the-counter, or illicit drugs).
  • Every finished batch, or one batch monthly, must be certified with random blind sampling of participating products.
  • Testing of off-the-shelf finished products is conducted by BSCG at random.
  • Toxicology review and ingredient evaluation.
  • 21 C.F.R. 111 – GMP quality control process review.
  • Certified products listed by finished lot number on the Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) Certified Drug Free®database.
  • Supplement company included on BSCG Certified Drug Free® Clients page and marketing materials.
  • BSCG Certified Drug Free® seal can be used in product manufacturer marketing materials subject to BSCG approval.
  • BSCG Certified Drug Free® supplement certification program seal can be used on certified product packages.

 

Raw Material / Ingredient – BSCG Certified Drug Free® – Details and Process

BSCG Certified Drug Free® raw material/ingredient certification brings our protection down a level in the manufacturing chain to ensure that the components of dietary supplements or functional foods are free of drug contamination prior to formulation in a finished product. Ingredients lots are tested for our full menu of 483+ drugs (272+ drugs banned in sport and 211+ drugs not banned in sport). A 21 C.F.R. 111 – GMP quality control process review, ingredient and supplier review, and a toxicology assessment are other key elements. Ongoing testing is required.

  • Raw material / ingredient lots are tested for more than 483 drugs (272+ banned in sport and 211+ prescription and over-the-counter medications).
  • A minimum of one lot quarterly must be certified to remain compliant.
  • Random sampling and testing of ingredients may be conducted at any time.
  • Toxicology review and ingredient evaluation.
  • 21 C.F.R. 111 – GMP quality control process review.
  • Certified raw material/ingredient listed by lot number on the BSCG Certified Drug Free® database.
  • Raw material/ingredient provider included on BSCG Certified Drug Free® Clients page and marketing materials.
  • BSCG Certified Drug Free® certification program seal can be used on certified raw material / ingredient and associated marketing materials.

 

Manufacturing Facilities – BSCG Certified Drug Free® – Details and Process

BSCG Certified Drug Free® manufacturing facility certification verifies that supplement contract manufacturers are able to produce products that are free of drug contamination and qualify raw materials and ingredients so that they are free of drug contamination. Fifteen finished products are randomly sampled and tested one to three times per year for our full menu of 483+ drugs (272+ drugs banned in sport and 211+ drugs not banned in sport). Frequency of testing is determined based on size of facility.

  • 15 finished product lots are selected at random and tested for our full menu of 483+ drugs (272+ banned in sport and 211+ prescription, over-the-counter, or illicit drugs).
  • The above testing is conducted once per year for facilities up to 25,000 sq ft, twice per year for facilities in the 25,000 – 100,000 sq ft range, three times per year for facilities over 100,000 sq ft.
  • Additional testing of finished product lots that follow production of products containing any known banned substances or pharmaceutical agents of concern.
  • Raw material / ingredient list and product list review and risk evaluation.
  • 21 C.F.R. 111 – GMP quality control process review of suppliers and qualification process, raw material testing and verification, and finished product testing and verification.
  • Facility listed on BSCG Certified Drug Free®Clients page and marketing materials.
  • BSCG Certified Drug Free®certification program seal can be used in facility marketing materials.
  • The facility can offer the BSCG Certified Drug Free® supplement certification program at a discount to downstream finished product brands as an additional service and benefit.

DIETARY SUPPLEMENT TESTING & CERTIFICATION

Supplement Products

Finished products are Certified Drug Free® with annual label claim & contaminant testing.

Raw Materials/Ingredients

Ingredients lots Certified Drug Free® with annual identity and contaminant testing.

Facilities

GMP audit and testing products and ingredients for drugs, identity & contaminants.

BSCG CERTIFIED DRUG FREE®CLIENTS

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  • Exfuze
  • arbonne
  • Rain Internationl
  • BSCG Kaged Muscle Logo
  • YOR health
  • SPEAR-PERFORMANCE
  • pangea-biomedical
  • LifeVantage_200_200
  • MYOS-RENS TECHNOLOGY INC.
  • Max-International_200_200
  • vitargo_200_200
  • Athletic Edge
  • Herbalife-24
  • BSCG KSM-66
  • Nerium International
  • Onnit
  • M Drive
  • GYV
  • ForeverGreen
  • Vynna
  • lifeshotz
  • Vitamin-Science
  • Terra-Nutrition
  • Sanki-Mayor
  • Proanox
  • P2Life
  • Nutra_logo
  • LuRong-Living
  • BSCG Aviclin Logo
  • High-Performance-Nutrition
  • Golf-Smart
  • Gen-Ethix
  • Formula-32
  • Foods-for-Athletes
  • Exfuze
  • EP-NO
  • EP-NO
  • AminoVITAL
  • Trevo
  • Celergen-U.S
  • BC2Athlete
  • Athletic-Alliance-Sport-Sup
  • Ariix
  • XanGo
  • USA-NuLife-logo
  • Alpine-Performance-Labs
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  • Fitteam