Banned Substances Control Group – BSCG
A Trusted Leader in Drug Testing and Supplement Certification
In 2004, Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG) helped found a new industry focused on drug testing and dietary supplement certification for banned substances in sport. We have since taken the industry to a whole new level for all consumers.
Our initial dietary supplement certification program focused on the protection of elite athletes & professionals and targeted banned substances in sport; this still remains a key focus. We realized, however, that human athletes are not the only individuals who face risks from dietary supplement contamination. Indeed, ~75% of the contamination issues that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finds in tainted supplements come from drugs not banned in sport, leaving the broader consumer population at risk. Equines & canines face similar challenges as humans with concerns over feed contamination, compounded veterinary drugs and a burgeoning group of veterinary supplements.
BSCG has responded by broadening our drug testing menu for dietary supplements to focus on drugs of concern not only to elite athletes and professionals but equines and canines as well as consumers at large. Our testing menu includes more than 483 drugs; 272 substances banned in sport and 211 additional prescription, over-the-counter and illicit drugs not banned in sport. Our equine & canine screen adds drugs banned by the Federation Equine International (FEI) and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA). We offer the maximum protection for banned substances in sport with our menu covering compounds that were responsible for more than 96% of positive drug tests that have occurred in World Anti-Doping Agency doping control over the last decade. We not only have the most finely tuned coverage for drugs in sport but are the first certification program to cover drugs beyond those banned in sport.
We also offer a full suite of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) testing services including analysis for heavy metals, pesticides, solvents, microbiological agents, nutritional label claims and ingredient verification. Our BSCG Certified Quality™ program is available to verify ingredient identity, label claims, and test for contaminants. The BSCG Certified GMP™ program provides onsite audits for GMP compliance.
Certification is available to supplement companies, manufacturing facilities and ingredient suppliers as well as sporting groups, leagues, teams and athletes through our Athlete Assurance Program. BSCG is trusted by top athletes, trainers, sport governing bodies, teams, consumers and brands to ensure dietary supplements are free of drugs and other contaminants that can lead to health issues or positive drug tests.