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BSCG May 2020 Newsletter

May 18, 2020

BSCG May 2020 Newsletter

BSCG is pleased to have announced on #GivingTuesdayNow that we have recently teamed up with Support Clean Sport (SCS), the grassroots initiative that fosters a culture of clean sport, to offer Aid for Athletes. Sport has taken a big hit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and many athletes who rely on sport for their livelihoods are suffering. We are calling on clients, colleagues and friends to join us in an effort to provide direct financial relief to athletes in need.
Our goal is to bring direct relief to 100 athletes with a $1,000 stipend each. To get the ball rolling, BSCG has donated $5,000 to lend support to the first five athletes. Please help us in our effort to deliver aid directly to Olympic and amateur athletes in need by donating today what funds you can for them. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity kicking off on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
Donate on GoFundMe Charity. We will provide our clients who give with a new Aid for Athletes Contributor seal, which can be used for marketing purposes online.

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China Cracks down on Doping Agents Criminalizing Use, Manufacturing, and Distribution of Performance Enhancing

Third-party certification and testing will be perhaps nowhere more important than in China. In extending its fight against doping, China in November announced a new crackdown on performance enhancing drugs that includes criminal punishments against athletes and coaches who use them. The policy extends to producers and distributors
of banned substances and products that contain them, which is of vital consideration to the nutrition industry. The new law went into effect on January 1.

BSCG strongly advises that any dietary supplement, sports nutrition, or related company engaged in raw material or finished product operations in China have their products tested by a trusted third-party certification provider to ensure protection in this new environment. BSCG stands ready to safeguard supplement companies and their
personnel from potential impacts of the new policy in China.

NDMA Contamination in Drugs Should be Examined in Dietary Supplements

In early April, the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) announced it had requested manufacturers immediately
withdraw all prescription and over-thecounter drugs from the marketplace. Zantac and generic products containing ranitidine were recalled. In higher-than-room temperatures, these products may expose consumers to the carcinogen NDMA.
As it happened, in January, BSCG began developing a testing standard for NDMA and has been working to build a method that can soon be added to our testing of products enrolled in the BSCG Certified Drug Free program. BSCG remains the only third-party certification provider to include testing for prescription, over-the-counter,
and illicit drugs not banned in sport.Read more about the FDA’s recent move to protect consumers from NDMA

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BSCG Athlete Assurance Program to Support the New VADA Supplement Safety Initiative

Third-party dietary supplement certification and testing is essential for athletes who want to ensure their products are not tainted with drugs banned in sport. Testing is not just available to brands. Athletes, teams, and
leagues can get supplement products screened for WADA Prohibited Substances and more in the BSCG Athlete Assurance
Program. The Athlete Assurance Program provides the same world-class protection that our Certified Drug Free program offers to brands in the nutrition industry. BSCG isexcited to offer the program to boxers inthe Voluntary Anti-Doping Association(VADA) as part of the new VADASupplement Safety Initiative.”
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Content Contributions to Natural Product Insider

We have always worked hard at BSCG to share important information with our community through our website and blogs.
We have been fortunate to have the opportunity to share our thoughts with the larger nutrition community through
contributions to Natural Products Insider and the variety of specialized publications it manages. Check out our most recent article
Avoiding WADA prohibited substances inweight loss and energy supplements

BSCG Certified Drug Free Has You Covered

Years ago, a careful review by BSCG of the official FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) database of tainted supplement products revealed that 26% of the problematic drugs were banned in sport, while a staggering 74% of the problematic drugs were not. That’s why BSCG decided to expand its testing of supplements to include prescription, overthe-counter, and illicit drugs.
Today BSCG remains the only leading certification provider to test in these categories. With consumers looking for safe supplement products, this distinction matters now more than than ever. Learn more about the rigorous BSCG Certified Drug Free program.

Join us today to help athletes who are struggling right now. Please generously donate what you
can to #AidforAthletes by visiting our page on GoFundMe Charity. Please donate what you can to
Aids for Athlete. Together, we can help athletes in need.


Oliver Catlin, BSCG President

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