AAP Qualified as Informed-Choice Manufacturer
New certification ensures contaminant free production
Billings, Mont., December 16, 2010 – All American Pharmaceutical (AAP) announced today that its Billings facility received certification as an Informed-Choice manufacturer. The Informed-Choice certification ensures that the supplements produced within the AAP facility are manufactured to strict FDA cGMP standards and are contaminant free through regular testing for prohibited substances—steroids and stimulants—following the World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines. Supplements, produced in AAP’s 110,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, are subjected to rigorous quality assurance checks to ensure authenticity, safety, potency and purity.
“As a contract manufacturer of nutritional supplements, we want our customers and our customers’ customers to have complete faith in the quality of our products,” explains Jeff Golini, AAP executive scientist. “We’ve always gone above and beyond minimum standards of quality, and now we have third-party verification of our exacting processes through the INFORMED-CHOICE certification.” Nutritional supplement companies need to know that the contract manufacturing facility they are using has appropriate quality controls in place to minimize the risk of cross contamination between ingredients.
Becoming an INFORMED-CHOICE certified facility is a three-stage process that begins with a quality audit—and a preregistration swabbing of the facility to verify that it is contaminant free. The final stage is post-registration swabbing, which is ongoing with regular site visits every six months to ensure continued compliance. “Our goal is zero tolerance for inadvertent contaminants,” says Golini. “The only way to ensure this is through consistent quality measures and regular testing. An added benefit of our INFORMED-CHOICE certification is that it streamlines the registration process for our customers to use the INFORMED-CHOICE logo on their finished products that we’ve manufactured. The INFORMED-CHOICE logo on product packaging gives consumers confidence and lets them know instantly that the product they are buying is what it’s meant to be.”
The INFORMED-CHOICE certification program was established in 2007 by one of the world’s leading doping control laboratories, HFL Sport Science. Although HFL has been testing supplements since 2002, it became clear that there was a need for a comprehensive certification program that not only tested products for banned substances, but also ensured they were manufactured in qualified facilities that met FDA GMP standards.
INFORMED-CHOICE is a voluntary supplement testing and certification program that ensures users that products carrying the INFORMED-CHOICE logo are manufactured to strict GMP standards and regularly tested for substances prohibited in sport. Responsible supplement companies have made INFORMED-CHOICE part of their existing quality assurance systems to ensure their products are safer for athletes to use. For more information on INFORMED-CHOICE, go to Home | Informed Choice
Founded in 1984, All American Pharmaceutical is a leading manufacturer of dietary, food and nutritional supplements. We specialize in producing private label and custom formulations for manufacturers ranging from general health and sports nutrition to anti-aging and food products. All American Pharmaceutical has the capability to produce liquid, capsule, powder and tablet products from concept through to finished packaging. We are also the exclusive manufacturer of the branded ingredients: Kre-Alkalyn®, Kre-Celazine®, KarboLyn®, ProtaLyn® and Lyzme5®…with many more to come. For more information, please visit All American Pharmaceutical
**AAP is the exclusive manufacturer for All American EFX Sports products.
Contact: Joe Archer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
All American Pharmaceutical & Natural Foods Corporation
2376 Main Street, Billings, MT 59105 USA
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