Registration of an ingredient with Informed Sport involves 3 stages:
Stage 1: Product/Ingredient Assessment Review
A full review of the quality systems in place at manufacturing facility is undertaken.
- Raw Material (RM) Evaluation at Each Production/Packing Site
- Raw Material Supplier Assessment Procedures
- Certificate and SOP Review for all Production/Packing/Storage Areas
- Label Claim, Purity and Contaminant Testing Review
- Third Party Manufacturer (TPM)
Stage 2: Pre-Certification Sample Testing
Before an ingredient can be certified with Informed Sport, 5 pre-certification samples of the product must be tested using LGC's prohibited substances supplement screen. These samples must not show evidence for contamination with prohibited substances.
The samples will be taken from across at least 3 production runs/batches. This testing will be carried out in parallel with the Product/Ingredient Assessment (Stage 1). Analysis time is typically 7 - 10 working days from receipt at the lab, and results will be reported to the prospective member via a Certificate of Analysis.
Stage 3: Post-Certification Requirements
Once Stages 1 and 2 are complete, and the requirements of Informed Sport have been met, the product will be accepted for certification with Informed Sport. A license agreement will be issued, which enables the new member company to use the Informed Sport logo on the certified product/ingredient. The certified product will be listed on the Informed Sport website. This includes detailed information of all batches that have been tested. A link to the member company's website is also added.