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Rich Knapp 01-22-2012 09:51 AM

AAEFX are "Informed-Choice" products. What is I-C ?

Registration of a finished product/ingredient with INFORMED-CHOICE involves 3 stages:

Stage 1: Product/Ingredient Assessment Review
A full review of the quality systems in place at manufacturing facility is undertaken.

Product/Ingredient Evaluation
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-Registration Sample Testing
Before a product/ingredient can be registered with INFORMED-CHOICE, five pre-registration samples of the product/ingredient must be tested using HFL's nutritional supplement screen. These samples must not show evidence for contamination with prohibited substances.

The 5 samples will be taken from across several production runs/batches (3 samples from 1 batch and 1 sample each from 2 other batches). This testing will be carried out in parallel with the Product/Ingredient Assessment (Stage 1). 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.

Stage 3: Post-Registration Requirements
Once Stages 1 and 2 are complete, and the requirements of INFORMED-CHOICE have been met, the product/ingredient will be accepted for registration with INFORMED-CHOICE. A license agreement will be issued, which enables the new member company to use the INFORMED-CHOICE logo on the registered product/ingredient. The registered product/ingredient will be listed on the website. This includes detailed information of all batches that have been tested. A link to the member company's website is also added.

Rich Knapp 01-24-2012 11:54 AM

Admittedly, they could choose from an alphabet soup of third-party endorsers, but frankly until now, none of them met there own extremely stringent standards of quality. The Informed-Choice program does.

Informed-Choice certification requires that supplements produced within the AAP facility are manufactured to strict cGMP standards established by the FDA and are regularly tested for prohibited substances in sports—steroids and stimulants—that appear on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited substance list.

Informed-Choice is also the only program that gives consumers a way to know quickly and confidently that the product they are buying is unadulterated through the Informed-Choice green √ mark logo on supplement packaging.

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