100% Allergen Free : Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Nut & Fish
|We know that ingredients in supplements can produce unintended reactions if they are derived from high-risk allergenic foods or get cross-contaminated with high-allergen ingredients during manufacturing. NOT ONLY are our products 100% Allergen Free…but our manufacturing facility is, too! We test every delivery of our raw materials and finished products to ensure they are verified free of allergens. The team members at our facility follow strict guidelines when on the manufacturing floor, from where and how to obtain the sanitized gear to dressing, entering and exiting, too.|
NSF - National Science Foundation
|Millions of people take the safety of their food, water and consumer products for granted on a daily basis. Why? Because of three letters: NSF (National Science Foundation)
Choosing a product certified by NSF lets you know the company complies with strict standards and procedures imposed by NSF. From extensive product testing and material analyses to unannounced plant inspections, every aspect of a product’s development is thoroughly evaluated before it can earn our certification.
Most importantly, NSF certification is not a one-time event, but involves regular on-site inspections of manufacturing facilities and regular re-testing of products to ensure that they continue to meet the same high standards required to maintain certification over time. If for any reason a product fails to meet one or more certification criteria, NSF will take enforcement actions to protect you, including product recall, public notification or de-certification.
Products that earn NSF certification are said to be “NSF certified” or “NSF listed” and display the applicable NSF certification mark to show that they have been tested by one of today’s most respected independent product testing organizations.
|We love sports! And to see an athlete disqualified because of a prohibited substance is just a shame. So, we sought and obtained this important certification. Read on for a brief description.To meet the growing demands of athletes, coaches and all those concerned about banned substances in sports supplements, NSF International created the NSF Certified for Sport® Program. This specially designed NSF program is a focused solution designed to minimize the risk that a dietary supplement or sports nutrition product contains banned substances. Their scientists screen for more than 270 banned or prohibited substances including:
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) are guidelines that provide a checks and balance system to assure a product has the identity, strength, composition, quality and purity that appear on its label. These requirements are listed in National and Federal Regulations.
Chew on current and future stars!
BRC Global Standards
|Not to be confused with our BRC Certification Body, the BRC Global Standard certification is just further proof of how seriously we take our commitment on a local, National and International level.
BRC Certification Body
Our BRC Certification is a great example of our commitment to provide quality gummies on a global level.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is the leading trade association for UK retailing. Although the BRC food safety standard began in the UK, it is now recognized as a global standard. There are over 17,000 BRC certified sites worldwide, and a large network of BRC certification bodies in 90 countries.
The Standard provides benefits not only for the retail industry, but also for food manufacturers, importers, caterers, ingredient suppliers and the food service industry. It is currently used by suppliers in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Far East, North and South America and Australia. Offering this truly global standard fits perfectly with CERT ID’s worldwide certification activities, and is an international mark of excellence for the certificate holder.
Orthodox Union (Kosher)
|Did you know: Of the 11.2 million Americans who buy kosher items, most who seek out kosher products buy the items for food quality (62%), general healthfulness (51%), and food safety (34%) and only 15% of those who purchase kosher products do so for religious reasons (Forbes Magazine 2013). We found these statistics intriguing! Here is some information on this very important certification for us:
|With many different organic ‘labels’ out there, it was important for us to become certified with the best! We believe Oregon Tilth is one of the leaders in organic certification (right up there with USDA Organic…we’ve got that one, too!). Please read on for more on this nonprofit organization. Over the past 40 years, Oregon Tilth has led the way in organic agriculture and sustainable production methods, playing a leading role in the formation of a federal USDA National Organic Program and expanding organic sustainability beyond agriculture to textiles and other products.
They believe in a holistic approach to food production and encourage producers to create organic systems that improve soils, preserve natural resources and minimize public health risks. Our work with processors, handlers and marketers of organic products ensures the organic integrity of products from the farm to the table, and everything in between.
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO), the certification program of the organization, was established in 1982 and engages in certification activities for agricultural producers, product manufacturers and other handlers of organic products. Oregon Tilth is an Accredited Certifying Agent (ACA) for the USDA’s National Organic Program.
The guarantee from Oregon Tilth-CCOF: Strict production standards, inspections and legally binding contracts to protect the producers and buyers of organic products. Sending inspectors into the field to farms and production facilities, as well as tracking the paper trail from farm to trucker to supplier to producer to retailer, is part of the program.
|While most of us are familiar with this symbol, have you ever looked into what makes something ‘USDA Organic’? Let us help! Here are a few key bullet points for you:
|Companies that carry the Certified Vegan Logo certification trademark on their products guarantee that each product is vegan, containing no animal ingredients or animal by-products, using no animal ingredient or by-product in the manufacturing process, and not being tested on animals.|