Reputable raw material suppliers and manufacturers of sports nutrition products can register their site with INFORMED-SPORT in order to help companies easily identify them as having appropriate quality systems in place.
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During the Site Assessment Process, a number of swabs/samples are collected from various critical control points. These swabs/samples are tested at HFL to ensure that there is no indication of contamination issues with prohibited substances at the site.
Initially, a minimum of 20 swabs/samples are collected and tested. Analysis time is typically 6 working days from receipt at the lab, and results will be reported to the prospective member via a Certificate of Analysis.
Once Stages 1 and 2 are complete, and the requirements of INFORMED-SPORT have been met, the site will be accepted for registration with INFORMED-SPORT. A license agreement will be issued, which enables the new member company to use the INFORMED-SPORT logo in association with the registered site. The registered site will be listed on the INFORMED-SPORT.com website, along with a link to the member company's website.
Once registered, the member company will be physically audited every 6 months to ensure that compliance with the INFORMED-SPORT program is maintained. These on-site visits involve a review of procedures being followed, as well as checks to ensure that any changes in procedure have been captured and assessed. Further swabs/samples are collected during the 6-monthly audit. These are analysed at HFL to ensure there is no indication of trace contamination with prohibited substances at the site. A minimum of 10 swabs/samples are collected during the 6-monthly site visits.
Please Note: Site registration does not mean that finished products have been tested, but rather that the site itself has been tested to show that it has appropriate controls in place to minimise cross contamination with banned substances.